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

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    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

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    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.

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    Chickens are drawn to red and will attack any red area on their flock mates' bodies.
     
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