Throwing up blood

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rwwjsw, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. rwwjsw

    rwwjsw Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 2 Polish Coco Bantam Roosters, when I came out this mooring to feed them, where they roost there was a puddle of blood, looking at them I could find no cuts but one had blood along his neck and chest area and he does look a little thinner than the other one. Does any one have any suggestions about what could be wrong; right now he is running around eating just as if nothing had happened.
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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Most likely your roosters have been fighting. Separate them. Treat the wounds.
     
  3. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like the bigger, fatter rooster is taking out his competition. You probably need to seperate them. I'd take out the injured one and clean his wounds and dress them with neosporin. If you leave them together, the stronger one may well kill the weaker one.
     
  4. rwwjsw

    rwwjsw Out Of The Brooder

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    I cannot find any wounds on it, there is a lot of blood but no wounds
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    If it has been wet were you are, they could have cocci. Treat them with amprolium.
     
  6. rwwjsw

    rwwjsw Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I will try it it has been very wet
     
  7. rwwjsw

    rwwjsw Out Of The Brooder

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    I got some amprolium to give to them but it is set up for cattle and does not go into poultry. I used the dosage required and calculated the amount to give them. Even though there is only one rooster sick I am going to give preventive to all of my chickens and guineas. What about my layers do I need to throw out their eggs what is the time frame after I stop giving it to them can I start using them again. Is there anything else other than worming them once in a while should I do to help keep them happy and well. This is my 2nd year raising poultry and it is a learning experience. It is nice to have people to talk with and get help on my problems. Thank you all.
     
  8. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    If you aren't finding any injuries on the head, neck or comb/face, I would consider the fact that he maybe ingested something that is causing internal bleeding. Is there any blood coming from inside the mouth? Oh, also, check the toenails, see if a toenail was pulled off. Those will bleed for quite some time and when they mess with it, they get blood all along their front end.
     
  9. rwwjsw

    rwwjsw Out Of The Brooder

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    I searched him over really good did not see any blood around his mouth area but it was on his chest nothing wrong with feet where I found the blood there was a lot of chicken mess around it. There was a lot of blood it was even clotty looking but I really do not see any signs along his but end. It is very wet in my barn right now with all this rain. From the research I have done the cocci does fit but I am unsure, all of them are less than 1 year old about 8 months they have just started laying pretty constant figure I can do the treatment cannot hurt. The 2 Bantams I got just before I got my other chickens so they are not grown on my soil so it could be a different type than what they are use to or immune to.
     
  10. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Yes, the amprolium is sold with the dosage for cattle. I just divide it down to what the weight is on the birds.

    It will not hurt your layers if you want to treat them, there is no withdrawal for eggs.
     

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