help! bleeding chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dmerge, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. dmerge

    dmerge New Egg

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    I have 6 chickens (3 rhode island reds and 3 black sex linked). I just noticed this morning a little bit of blood in the coop. I got to looking and noticed 2 of the black chickens have spots towards their rears where they have been pecked and are a little bloody.
    What do I do? I don't have any space to separate them but should I put something on the bloody spots? I saw somewhere to feed them more protein???
    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. Davian

    Davian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they've been pecked and have cuts...clean the wounds and spray blu-kote on them to prevent additional pecking.
     
  3. dmerge

    dmerge New Egg

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    where can i find that at?
     
  4. Davian

    Davian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any feed or farm supply store will have it.
     
  5. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Quote:Check your local feed store, or a place that carries horse supplies. It's an antiseptic usually used on horse wounds, but works for chickens.
     
  6. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens are very primal creatures. If they see/smell/sense blood they go crazy. They will peck another hen to death if there is an open wound. Keep and eye on your injured, or seperate until healed.
     

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