Injury on female’s side

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Any guesses on what could have caught her side? I noticed the bloody patch this AM when I let her out. I have to get ready for work, so I can’t investigate. I’m thinking maybe there’s some hardware cloth poking in, but it would be much higher on her. Any suggestions from the BYC crew? Could her bf do this to her? I do not think predator as they would have to have gotten through 1/4” hardware cloth.
 

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Trisseh

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Broken or damaged pin feather maybe? They usually look a lot worse than they are... one of my snowy calls had broken one and it looked like she murdered someone... definitely a good idea to investigate further once you’re home, though. Check toenails too, because I’ve had those become a blood bath and get all over as well.
 

Isaac 0

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Could have been a laceration underneath where the blood is, some sort of dye, or a pin feather broke and somehow splattered onto the area. It's hard to tell just looking at the picture, so it may be good to examine her when you can and try to see if you can find where the blood originated.
 

Maddog_photog

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Could have been a laceration underneath where the blood is, some sort of dye, or a pin feather broke and somehow splattered onto the area. It's hard to tell just looking at the picture, so it may be good to examine her when you can and try to see if you can find where the blood originated.
I can’t identify. It’s not blood red anymore but has some black stuff. Don’t know what it is. Took some pics though..! Look familiar to you, @Isaac 0 ?
 

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Isaac 0

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A little hard to tell with all the feathers, but it appears to be an old wound. Looks like it's pretty scabbed over, but it may be good to just slather a little bit of an ointment overtop, or spray something like Vetericyn to prevent/kill of any bacteria.
 

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