Help! Hen bleeding from bottom, not sure why

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kcupcakes, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. kcupcakes

    kcupcakes Just Hatched

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    My 9 month old buff orphington is bleeding and missing feathers from her bottom. I believe the bleeding was caused by other hens pecking at her because her bare skin was showing maybe? She still has an appetite, still drinking and acting normal. Hasn't laid an egg in the past 24 hours that I know of probably due to the stress of me bringing her inside But other than that she is acting normal. I brought her inside and out her in a crate to avoid any other hens pecking at her. I have cleaned her bottom with antiseptic and put neosporin on around it. I plan on bathing her to clean her up a little better too. Has any one else had this happen before? She only missing feathers around her bottom and I'm assuming other chickens noticed her bare skin and just started pecking. Any advice or help would be appreciated. This is my first flock. [​IMG]
     
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  2. So far keep what you are doing. Maybe get some triple Antibiotic ointment on there. Other then that, your hen isn't the first to get this kind of wound... Please let us know if anything changes.
     
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  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi[​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    How does the actual vent look? Is it damaged or prolapsed?

    As suggested by @MissNutmeg you can apply triple antibiotic ointment, vetericyn or blu-kote to the wound.
     
  4. kcupcakes

    kcupcakes Just Hatched

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    Thanks for your reply, the vent does not look prolapsed. I can't tell if there's actually any damage to her vent or not. it looks like she's just missing feathers and other hens got curious and started pecking at her causing some bleeding. I have applied an antiobiotic ointment and plan on buying some blue kote from tractor supply today.
     
  5. kcupcakes

    kcupcakes Just Hatched

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    Thanks! Yes I applied some antibiotic ointment for now!
     
  6. kealoni

    kealoni Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe try some blood stopper to she don't bleed to death.my were exactly the same they had blood coming out of the vent I found out it was coccidiosis.i am treating them with corod
    And there were acting completely normal.i had one die with a bloody vent before I knew I had coccidiosis
     
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  7. Yemimah

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    I use the product blue core for animal wounds.. It is an antiseptic band aid. I would keep her separated for a little while. Use common sense. Have you ever used stop pick? It is a nasty tasting substance you would put on her after she has healed up more with a good clean healing scab on that wound. Blue kote is nice in that it dries up wounds. That helps them heal. It gives the wound only the moisture it needs to heal. Like solorcaine for animals and liquid band-aid all in one.It is fine for sensitive areas.
     

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