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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jojochicken264, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. jojochicken264

    jojochicken264 New Egg

    Jul 5, 2016
    My chicken is bleeding.....I think its because my rooster pecks at her.....she is OK but.....why is he pecking at her and making her bleed.....we have moles in our backyard....could it be that??? Or is there an insect biting my chickens one by one??
  2. IsaacK

    IsaacK Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 4, 2016
    Southern Indiana
    Folks may need more information or pictures to really be of much help. How old is your chicken and the others it is with? What type of enclosure is she in? White climate/part of the world are you in? Anything else that may help understand the situation and be relevant could help. Hopefully we can get this figured out for ya. ;-)
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Keep her away from the rooster and see if she heals up. I would bet it is rooster damage.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I would suggest not returning your injured chicken until her wounds are fully healed as the sight of blood seems to encourage further aggression.

    Good luck

  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Remove the rooster, permanently if the pecking was malicious. Antibiotic cream or spray on the wound (one without added painkillers!) should take care of it and isolate the hen until she has healed up, or keep an eye on the rest of the flock. As the above posters said, chickens are drawn to and will peck at red things, such as wounds. Good luck!
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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