Bleeding broken feather

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by simschickens, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. simschickens

    simschickens New Egg

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    ***HELP***
    How do I deal with a broken feather? My main problem is that it is broken down to the skin, my 2nd is that I can't seem to get the bleeding to stop. I have tried cayenne powder and cornstarch.
     
  2. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its probably a blood feather (meaning the vein was still in it).
    They are very hard to get to stop bleeding, so ive heard you will need to pull it out.
     
  3. simschickens

    simschickens New Egg

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    I have tried, but can't find anything to clamp onto to pull it out. There is absolutly no part of the feather sticking up from the skin. =0(
     
  4. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :/ ah i see...
    I'm not sure what to do then....hopefully someone with more experience can help.
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yes you will need to pull the broken feather out....use pliers if broken near the skin
     
  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Broken blood feathers have to be pulled out. If you wish, you can try to pack the bleeding feather with vaseline.
     

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