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bleeding chickens

angie50angie50 Junior Member
edited September 2010 in Producers and Vets
hi can anyone help me , i have bought 2 chickens about 5 weeks ago , up till now they both lay every day , toinght i went to chat with them and myrtle backside has been bleeding have bathed her and shes eating and drinking ok any advice please thanx

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  • undautriundautri Senior Member
    edited September 2010
    hi
    please ignore the spammers- theyve been zapped so should be going soon
    when you bathed myrtle did you see any wounds- she may be being pecked by your other one or may be pecking herself if theres parasites itching her.
    if no wound then the blood is coming from inside. its quite common for a new layer to have a little blood but this should have stopped by now. she may have an infection or if she has runny stools too then it could be coccidiosis- a disease caused by internal parasites.
    check her again for injury and lice/mites around her vent area
    if she has the runny poo and is off her food then she will need to see a vet
    hope shes soon better with you
    kath
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