Mystery Blood on Sleeping Roost, Bumblefoot?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Goober9, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Goober9

    Goober9 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Everyone,
    I have four lovely ladies which are a little over a year old now. They all seem to be very healthy but this evening I went to go collect the eggs and noticed about a 6 inch circle of died blood on their sleeping roost. I've inspected all the ladies as best as I could and there's no evidence of injury anywhere. Everyone still has all their toenails and there wasn't blood anywhere else except for the roost. I don't think it would be possible for one of the ladies to find a mouse in the sleeping hutch and then carry it up to the roost, which is about 16 inches off the ground.

    The bedding is around 3 inches of shavings. I'll inspect the underside of everyone's feet tomorrow. Could this mystery blood be caused by bumblefoot??

    Thanks!
     
  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Check for a broken, growing tail feather. That's what my mystery blood was from.

    Good luck! Hope everyone is ok.
     
  3. Goober9

    Goober9 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the suggestion. Below are two pics, one of the perch (blood is on the right side of the perch) and the other is a close up of the crime scene. I checked all the ladies tody for broken feathers and wings but everyone seems fine. I'll clean and check everyone's feet tonight. I also ran my hand across the perch and there's nothing sharp which would give anyone a bad splinter.

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