bloody bottoms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tammyborn, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. tammyborn

    tammyborn Out Of The Brooder

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    leghorn hens with bloody bottoms - 2 of them. they have laid extra large eggs. What do we do?
     
  2. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture?
     
  3. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    The very first thing you do is get the ones that are bloody away from the others.

    Then you clean them up and see what is still bloody.

    Post pictures after you do this.
     
  4. tammyborn

    tammyborn Out Of The Brooder

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    The others are not bothering them - or that we've noticed.
     
  5. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    Clean them up and see if they are still bleeding or if they prolapsed.

    If they have stooped bleeding then they will be fine provided they are cleaned up, red blood and chickens is a recipe for problems.

    If they are still bleeding you have to stop the bleeding.

    If they have prolapsed a little sugar (granulated, not confectioners) or preparation H, and perhaps a bit of gentle poking will help get things back where they belong.

    Keep an eye on them.
     
  6. nsanywhere

    nsanywhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are many possibilities - here's one more...

    My cousin is a vet and has raised chickens for yonks! I had bloody egg mess as asked her about it. She says that its not unusual, often will find blood and mess when a chicken has been molting then starts laying again. If this is your situation (molting to laying), you have nothing to worry about.
     

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