Chicken with a bloody behind!


6 Years
Apr 24, 2013
I could use some advice, as I am brand new to chickens and completely freaked out!

I have two leghorn pullets and two rhode island red pullets -- they were hatched in January so they are about 4 months old (not laying yet).

One of the leghorns has no feathers on her back-side, and yesterday I noticed it looked like it was completely raw -- probably about a circle of about three inches all over her bottom.

This morning when I went out to feed the chickens I look in the coop and she is dripping blood everywhere from her bottom. She was wedged into the corner of the coop and one of the reds had blood on her beak -- not sure if she was pecking at the injured one or if it was just a by-product of being near her.

Nonetheless, it appears my leghorn has a terrible wound all over her bottom. I removed her from the coop and bathed her in a warm Epsom salts bath (which went much better than I had envisioned).

She is in a box by herself with food and water so she can rest from the trauma she's going through.

What should I do about the wound? I have read that Blu-Kote might be good?


Crazy for Silkies
7 Years
Jan 17, 2013
I know of a excellent product that not only treats the wound with natural tea tree oil it KEEPS THEM FORM PECKING anymore!!! its so nasty to them they only peck ONCE than that stops them for pecking anymore! its worked wonders for me! its a purple lotion called ROOSTER BOOSTER PECK NO MORE. I was amazed on how well this stuff works! I had baby chicks getting pecked on by my oldest chicken I put the lotion on the chicks backs and she pecked once and that taught her a lesson she NEVER pecked them again. worked so well after about a week I stopped using it and she still never pecked them again! its around 8 dollars for a bottle. I swear by the stuff. and its purple color covers the blood and redness and the tea tree treats the wounds! its sold in the feed stores. I loved it so much I got two more bottles to have on hand invade I get any more issues! it smells to high heavens but this stuff works! just go to the feed store and go to the rooster booster products you will see it.its in a brown bottle. stuff works like a charm! so I think it would really help your hen. not only will it treat the sore area but it will prevent any more pecking ! hope this is helpful. it really worked great for me! I swear by the stuff. give it a shot and see what you think. apply it generously to her area. best wishes.

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