Some one please HELP !!! I don't know what is wrong!? (Pic)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by k2chickens, May 11, 2009.

  1. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    So I walk to the brooder to make sure the girls are okay before bed time and I find my chick audrina being pecked by the other girls and noticed she was bleeding for her behind! I immediately took her out of the brooder and separated her from the rest and examined her to see what was wrong! I took a wet towel and tried to wipe off the blood but she has a large bump on her behind which seems to keep bleeding! [​IMG] I don't really know how to explain it so I took this picture:
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    I hope someone has seen this before and can tell me what is wrong and what I can do ASAP!!! Please any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had it but it looks like a prolapse. Search prolapse on here and you should find something helpful.
     
  3. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    Hard to see with the blood, can you dry it off or rinse it off? I can't see a prolapse or if that is her vent that is bloody. Did they pull out her tail feathers?
     
  4. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    I searched prolapse but she is only 6 weeks old and is not able to produce eggs yet so I don't think it is an egg stuck in there! I'm sorry I searched it and the only results I came up with is an egg being stuck so i don't know if this is what prolapse is or if it is something else!? She has only been this way for maybe 4 hours tops cause I go check on them often and did not notice anything at all wrong with her till now!
     
  5. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    It's cannibalism. The other chicks are eating her alive. They will start at the vent and eat out the entire vent area into her insides. You'll need to isolate her. The sight of blood will really get them going. Clean her off using betadine or soapy water, apply Neosporin, and keep her separated till she heals. She should be fine. But, you'll need to watch them. Once this behavior starts it's very difficult to stop. Most believe it's due to boredom, overcrowding, and/or protein deficiency.
     
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    did you check her for mites or lice?

    are the other birds experiencing raw hind quarters?

    have the other birds been picking at her? has she been picking at herself?
     
  7. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    Quote:I have isolated her already gosh I can't believe this is happening or they would do something like this they are in a big brooder as it is and are not by any means over crowded in there! I will just keep a close eye on all of them! [​IMG]
     
  8. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh thank goodness someone else posted! Hope she's OK. [​IMG]
     
  9. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    Quote:She does not seem to have any lice or mites

    The other birds are all fine and don't have anything on their hind quarters

    But yes the others were picking on her when I found her but she was trying to run away and did not seem to be picking on herself!

    I got her away from the other girls and she seemed relieved to be out of there so I imagine they were pecking at her for some time! [​IMG]
     
  10. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    They will probably start on someone else next. How many 6 week old chicks are in the brooder and how large is it? Some people have had good luck with giving the chicks something to do, to scratch in, to peck apart (like a head of cabbage), anything to do to distract them from pecking one another. Freeranging chicks don't have this issue so if you can let them out some during the day, in a run. Do they go out at all, on grass and dirt? If not, give that a try.

    Good luck.
     

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