bloody broken foot feather! update/help...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kimb, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. kimb

    kimb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    update - the feather was bent/cracked - i tugged it just a little to see if it was loose and it broke entirely off - its a large feather and its bleeding from the inside. S should I try to pull it? its very well in there, i will have to use pliers.

    Im squeezing the feather right now to try & stop the bleeding.

    (did i mention blood makes me queasy)

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    My little D'uccle that can't walk ... has a few feet feathers that have a little blood around the tip - it looks like it hurts.

    Could she be trying to pluck them herself? or maybe they bent while she was trying to move around?

    Can I cut or pull this feather out? I don't have any blood stop with me (I ended up bringing her to work with me). Should I wait until I get home and have blood stop ? ...

    then what? (I have blu-kote) should I use that after it stops bleeding?

    I don't want to stress her out anymore than she already is either!
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2009
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    You need to pull them out. If you cut them they will just bleed more.
     
  3. kimb

    kimb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump ... for update
     
  4. naked_heels

    naked_heels Out Of The Brooder

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    When my chickens got bleeding from a wound or from fighting, I used Iodine that I've bought from walmart; it works great for me
     
  5. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    You NEED to pull it. Birds can bleed to death from broken blood feathers.
     
  6. dlhunicorn

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