help! blood all over food and water dishes!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bryntee, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Bryntee

    Bryntee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I got home today I went out to the garage to fill the water and food dishes for my 3 chickens. I noticed blood all over them. I examined my girls and one had dried blood all over her comb. I don't see any cuts or anything that stands out. I looked around the garage and didn't see anything either but I'm sure there's things she could have cut herself on. I thought maybe it just got really cold last night but I'm still not sure. The reason they are in the garage is because the coop they were in isn't suitable for winter and the garage is WAY warmer. We are in the process of moving so their new winter coop is at the new house. Any ideas?
     
  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is/was probably a cut on her comb,check to see if comb has separated a bit from head(check front and back of comb). Any head wound even the slightest bleeds profusely,lots of blood vessels.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I expect that one of your chickens' comb was injured. Either that, or one of them broke their toenail. Both of those occurences tend to lead to lots of bleeding. As long as you don't see any still bleeding wounds, they should be fine.
     

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