Broken bloody feather?

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

  1. vicky1212123

    vicky1212123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2016
    Lincoln, IL
    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]
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2016
  2. DK newbie

    DK newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2015
    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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