Bloody Foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by moodlymoo, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. moodlymoo

    moodlymoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2011
    Portland OR
    My son being a dork decided to bring chickens in the house. He grabbed my D'uccle and freaked out because she has bloody foot feathers. I cant see anything wrong except a missing feather maybe but it was my understanding feathers didnt have a blood supply. Please help

  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Newly emerging feathers do have a blood supply thus the moniker "blood feathers". I think your bird may have hit one of those. They can bleed a crazy, scary amount if damaged. You can use styptic gel and pressure to alleviate the bleeding, but sometimes the feathers must be plucked out to stop the bleeding.

    I just had a chicken damage one of her main primary blood feathers and she bled like a stuck pig. It was difficult to stop the bleeding. I was just about ready to start panicking when I finally got it under control.

    Good luck.

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