Hen nose bleeding, Why!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Featherland26, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Featherland26

    Featherland26 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2011
    I triede reserching on the website about chickens nose bleeding, but I didnt have any luck. I was letting the chickens out and I saw thick blood on the floor, I imeadiatly went outside and visually inspected all the chickens. I saw one chicken who is a sussex star, she is 4 years old (which i old for a hybrid hen) and I dont think she is laying. She had blood coming out of one nostril however she seems healthy, her eyes are fine and her poop is fine. None of the other hens have any trace of blood on them.Why did this happen, what could have caused it?
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2011
  2. myladybirds

    myladybirds New Egg

    May 26, 2013
    I need an answer too please. Same thing with my big beautiful RR chicken. She is not laying either.
  3. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2013
    Blood from nose could be from a hard peck or she may have bumped her beak(think nose bleed in humans). Does her beak look ok,no damage or cuts,tip broken off? If the bleeding has stopped,and she is eating/drinking,walking and otherwise appears fine,then i would not worry,keep an eye on her for any changes. As for laying,she could be finished with her laying days,or the heat may something to do with it.Does she have enough calcium in her diet?
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Two things come to mind with blood coming from the nose: Infectious Laryngeotracheitis (ILT) and ingestion of rat poison. Here is a link to ILT: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

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