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Help! I found blood all over my chicken coop!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by NickyBob, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. NickyBob

    NickyBob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I am making this thread to ask a question. I went to go feed my chickens and there was blood all over my chickens coop and all over my hen, Peep, it was noticeable because she is a WHITE Leghorn. I examined her and I found dry blood around her nose. Is it because of the cold? I thought it could be a nose bleed possibly. Anything i should be concerned about? Can you give me any answers? Thank you!


    -Hayley [​IMG]
     
  2. NickyBob

    NickyBob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is my avatar.
    Her name is Peep :) She is a White Leghorn <3
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suspect that she has as cut on her comb. They bleed a lot from the comb. If the blood is dry the wound has closed.
     
  4. NickyBob

    NickyBob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I checked her comb and I can't find any cut or gash in it. Could it be a nose bleed possibly?
     
  5. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she have caught and killed something? Like a mouse?
     
  6. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am interested in the answer to your question because I had a similar incicdent with my White Plymouth Rock. She had blood on her face, chest and shoulders about ten days ago. I could not find any wounds on her and she is fine now, but I have been curious as to where the blood might have come from.
     
  7. Bone143

    Bone143 Out Of The Brooder

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    I find blood in my coop every now and then that looks like a massacre splatter on walls etc and generally it is from the comb, it can be the smallest little anything and it will look like they about bled out from it. I put corn meal on any wounds etc to stop bleeding but most the time it is so small it is allready healing or healed by the time I catch it. I would vote comb and its just hard to see or was just a pin prick in it. It is truly amazing how much will come out of a small place.
     
  8. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess it is similar to a face wound in humans. The tiniest little cut to the face can bleed profusely.
     
  9. NickyBob

    NickyBob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really?! The blood is on all those same places!!!
     
  10. NickyBob

    NickyBob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it is definitely coming from the comb because I was just out with them and I saw blood coming from her nose [​IMG]
     

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