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It looks a murder scene in the coop!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tyler01, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. tyler01

    tyler01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok. So I go out this morning to feed my chickens, and b/c of the rain last night I had to take the top part of the feeder off. Well, when I went to put it back on I noticed blood on it. Once I really started looking the whole thing was splattered in blood. It was still moist indicating that it probably happened this morning before I let them out of their coop. Immediately I start counting, and all are accounted for and acting normal. I start to look to see if there was evidence of an intruder. There was zero evidence. My 2 white hens have blood that's been splattered all over them. Any ideas as to what happened. They're all acting normal as of right now.
     
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    tyler01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Also the blood is a shade of light red and very watery.
     
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    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check their combs. Those can bleed like crazy when torn.
     
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    tyler01 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think you are right. The one that I think is bleeding won't be still enough for me to inspect closely but I did see a fresh drop of blood on its beak. She's the one that wil get out when I leave the pen open and I have to bait and catch her. So now she's a little too smart to catch. Lol
     

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