- May 30, 2020
I have a 3 month old pullet that has dried up blood around her nares. I checked into her mouth and noticed blood all up inside her nasal cavity. What could cause this?
I’m aware of ILT, but I haven’t added anything new, I don’t know where she would’ve gotten that from. Other hens could of, but we’ve also been having an issue with a falcon that killed one of our hens 2 days ago. I was thinking maybe that could’ve done something, but I’m not sure. I’ll take pictures tomorrow, but there’s no vets in my area that take in avians- let alone have any knowledge of chickens. I just don’t want her to be in pain, she doesn’t seem like it.It sounds like she may have been attacked. Blood with from the beak and nostrils can sometimes be a sign of a respiratory diseases called ILT, a virus. But the symptoms with the scratched eye and missing waddle, the blood could be from an injury or attack. Do you think the other hens could have pecked her? Can you clean out the bood from the roof of her mouth with a finger swab or QTips? Can you post any pictures of her tomorrow? Is a vet possible tomorrow?