Chick and broken blood feathers.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TripMomma, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. TripMomma

    TripMomma Chirping

    Jan 27, 2015
    I'm guessing this is not too big of a deal, but I am new to chickens and want to be sure I am handling it correctly.
    My 4 week old Salmon Faverolle broke a blood feather on her foot a few days ago. I just washed it then sprayed a little Blue-Kote on it. Now today I see she has broken one on her other foot. I was planning to care for it in the same way, unless there is something more/better I should do. Is this a common issue with breeds with feathered feet? They don't seem to bleed all that long or all that much, but her feet of course walk in dirty areas so I guess the risk for infection is there. Thanks for any help!
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Crossing the Road

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    If what you did the first time worked well, then why stop. ?? The more care you give, the better your chances for a better outcome.

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