I found Blood! Help!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lynnbranch, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. lynnbranch

    lynnbranch Just Hatched

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    This morning I came out to feed the girls and noticed bright red blood splatter on the floor of the coop underneath where they roost. I carefully inspected all the hens and noticed some blood on the hind end feathers of my Buff Orp. She is around 7-8 months old and has been laying eggs for over a month now. She is acting normal and eating. Everything I read said she was probably egg bound so I got gloves and lube and did an internal exam. I didn't feel an egg in there. I went ahead and gave her a warm bath with some epsom salt to clean her up. Does anyone know what could be wrong with her? I got a liquid dewormer along with Corid and thought I should treat everyone just to be safe. Is it safe to do that without knowing if it's worms or coccidia? Also, If I do treat for both is it safe to eat any eggs that are produced? I have a small flock of five hens.


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  2. blairctchickens

    blairctchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did some research as well and I think you did the right thing by bathing her and checking her out. Might of just had egg come out more aggressive that her vent could handle. Keep an eye on her to ensure she is eating and drinking. Sorry I did not have more advice to give. What you are doing is what the other threads stated too do. Good Luck!
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How is your hen acting now? Did she eat anything that could have turned her poops that raspberry red? For now I would continue with the Corid. Treat for 5-7 days, then give her some probiotic yogurt and vitamins for several days. Then I would use the wormer. SafeGuard used 5 days in a row at 1/4 ml per pound will treat capillary worms that can cause bleeding.
     

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