Small amount of blood found in chicken coop shavings

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jelily, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. jelily

    jelily New Egg

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    I was cleaning my chicken coop this morning when I noticed that a small portion of shavings was soaked in blood. All of my 6 chickens are acting very normal, running around my backyard as usual. Is there something I should look for on them that might have caused one of them to bleed?
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Seattle
    Whenever I've noticed blood, by itself, I've checked each bird over, closely. Always found it -- usually on the foot or leg somewhere. A cut, or torn toenail, etc. If not the feet, check the beak and head area.

    Clean it with saline and put antibiotic cream on, wrap with gauze and vet wrap. Good luck with it. One of my birds doesn't try to peck off her bandage. But I have another bird who ALWAYS pecks hers off, right away. [​IMG]
     
  3. jelily

    jelily New Egg

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    Thanks so much. I'll go give them a once over right now.
     

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