My Chicken has a wound(?) near its vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by otg40, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. otg40

    otg40 New Egg

    Feb 27, 2015
    I noticed last night that one of my chickens has blood on her back end. I am new to chickens so I'm not sure if it's the vent. Her attitude is great..eating/drinking...poop normal. From the pics I've seen online I do not believe it is a prolapsed vent. I need help...I don't know what to do!
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

    Paint the effected area with Blue Kote or some other violet or blue antiseptic. What you are describing sounds like cannibalism, a serious issue in a flock of chickens once it gets started.


    Chickens are drawn to red and will attack any red area on their flock mates' bodies.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2015

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