Bloody combs/spots on face

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JakRat, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    So I am not sure if my girls are just being silly or not, but my girls seem a bit cut up on their combs and faces...nothing bad , but they have scabs and what not... should I be worried? I did take one in and washed off her face and comb and she seemed fine... I am not sure if they are just running into their chicken wire or what.
     
  2. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,993
    20
    176
    Jun 18, 2009
    East Tennessee
    Quote:If not a barb or other sharp place in their environment, then they could be fighting a lot when you are not around. Do they have adequate space? Fighting is more prevalent in winter months if chooks are confined due to weather.
     
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    they have plenty of room, and I have never seen them fight, but this is my first winter so I think I will go out and watch them more to make sure that they arent fighting... Thanks!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by