Broken bloody feather?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by vicky1212123, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. vicky1212123

    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coturnix quail chick, Ghost (roughly one week old) has a broken wing feather! Its a bit bloody and I'm afraid it will get caught on something and hurt her. What do I do? [​IMG]
     
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  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feather doesn't bleed much? So it's a fully formed feather without blood supply, the blood comes from damage to the skin? If so, I think you could just use a pair of scissors to cut it off near the skin. If the feather has a blood supply, it could bleed quite a lot and in that case you'd probably have to use pliers to pull the entire feather to get the bleeding to stop.
     

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