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) ................ 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!