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BLEEDING BACK TOE(Or whatever you call it.)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FunnyBunnies12, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. FunnyBunnies12

    FunnyBunnies12 Songster

    Oreo somehow got her toe nail ripped off in the back, it bled as you can imagine, and I've cleaned it, I've tried to get it to stop bleeding, I've put corn starch on it, still bleeds, I even tried the liquid bandage "New Skin", that didn't work, I thought about calling the vet and buying catory sticks to stop the bleeding, so I finally wrapped it up in band-aids, I think I now know why it keeps bleeding because her mate is riding her so much that his weight on her and her trying to balance him is rubbing the skin open more and more, I walked outside earlier and there was a huge puddle of blood under her, so inside we go again and I finally put a bunch of band-aids on and around her toe/leg, so far so good and wow what a litte, well BIG trooper she was. So right now she is inside eating frozen peas in a dish of water in the sun while her drake is looking in, she just started laying eggs as of yesterday, as long as I have a box inside where she can sleep and lay her eggs and she can see her mate outside, will she be ok to not be around him while her back toe mends? She doesn't seem to bothered by not having him next/on her, I just want her to heal and the more he mounts her the more tore up he will make her toe.

  2. classicsredone

    classicsredone Songster

    Jan 6, 2011
    Crunchy California
    I'd wrap it and put pressure on it for a few minutes. Some gauze covered with coban should cover it well and prevent more irritation.
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    The tissue around claws can bleed alot when damaged- but it heals quickly too- both having to do with the blood suply to them. I have had this happen on occasions too- and find the best way to reduce the risk is keeping them trimmed. I do all my ducks feet every so often when their claws are looking a little long- and do the one on the back of the ankle too.

    You probably only need to keep her seperate for the day- once it has stopped bleeding and the area is clotted over it shouldnt be a problem. The claw may or not regrow though - I have had both happen in ducks of my own who have had the claw pulled out.
  4. FunnyBunnies12

    FunnyBunnies12 Songster

    It's band-aid up and she is outside, it does stop until the drake mounts her after his booty call! So she has 3 band-aids wrapped so it won't get irritated on the deck.

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