Mysterious bit of blood on the roosting bar

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bethwood01, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. bethwood01

    bethwood01 Just Hatched

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    Found a small splash of blood on the roosting bar in my coop. No blood visible on any of my girls. I've checked their feet and butts. No cuts or blood that I could see. No obvious lumps or swelling. Anything else I should check for? They are 24 weeks and most of them have just started laying.
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome! [​IMG] If it's a small speck I really wouldn't be too concerned - could be several things. Perhaps a tiny little cut that's difficult to see, could be a small burst blood vessel from laying. Keep an eye on them - if it continues on a daily basis try to find out which hen it is and check her over carefully, but I suspect it will be a 'one off' thing!
     
  3. bethwood01

    bethwood01 Just Hatched

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    Thanks!
     

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