Bloody chicken vent

Hensinarow

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Jun 8, 2020
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Hi!
I have a 10 month old female sapphire gem. Just noticed today in this 20 degree F snowy weather that her vent (it isn’t necessarily prolapsed), but it was dripping blood and feathers around it bloody. Her Egg broke in the nest and it was already pretty much eaten before I could see it. Overall, she looks and sounds fine and has been acting normal. Our free range flock unfortunately is stuck inside hoop house during this cold winter stormy week. They’re all happy but could it be pecking? We do have a broody hen mixed with the flock...

anyways, we sprayed vetericyn and bluekot on her vent area and will clean it up more thoroughly soon. Any ideas or urgencies?

thank you!
 

coach723

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Pictures would be helpful. Possible prolapse that was pecked, or if an egg or egg material was slow to be expelled and hanging, could have attracted pecking also.
I would clean it up well, veterycin is good, diluted chlorhexidine (hibiclens) or mild soapy water. I would use an ointment like plain neosporin or plain triple antibiotic ointment to keep the wound covered and moist rather than the blu kote. The blu kote is intended for shallow or superficial wounds, and may sting, it also makes it difficult to tell what the tissue really looks like as it hopefully heals. I would separate her for now so that no further damage is done to the tissue from any more pecking, until it has healed enough that it isn't a concern.
 

Hensinarow

In the Brooder
Jun 8, 2020
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Pictures would be helpful. Possible prolapse that was pecked, or if an egg or egg material was slow to be expelled and hanging, could have attracted pecking also.
I would clean it up well, veterycin is good, diluted chlorhexidine (hibiclens) or mild soapy water. I would use an ointment like plain neosporin or plain triple antibiotic ointment to keep the wound covered and moist rather than the blu kote. The blu kote is intended for shallow or superficial wounds, and may sting, it also makes it difficult to tell what the tissue really looks like as it hopefully heals. I would separate her for now so that no further damage is done to the tissue from any more pecking, until it has healed enough that it isn't a concern.

Thanks so much, extremely helpful insight. Here is a photo pre-clean-up and I’ll send one post-clean-up. Any thoughts?
 

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