Clipped wings bleeding??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sfisher, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. sfisher

    sfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

    110
    0
    129
    Jan 20, 2008
    Myrtle Beach
    I clipped the wings on my 18 month old pullets today. Two of the birds have some blood comming from a couple of feathers, that are close to the of the wing. What should I do?
     
  2. angelmarie

    angelmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    662
    0
    139
    Jun 3, 2008
    bakersfield
    your probably going to have to pluck the bleeding feathers, if the other chickens see it their likely to peck at it, and the chickens can die, from blood loss, or get an infection, good luck, keep updating!
     
  3. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    553
    1
    151
    Dec 3, 2007
    CT
    Do you have any blood stop powder? Thats what I would put on them. Wouldn't plucking the feathers be painful and make them bleed even more?
     
  4. angelmarie

    angelmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    662
    0
    139
    Jun 3, 2008
    bakersfield
    Quote:it is painful but thats what my mom's vet books say to do she had a vetenary degree but was to disabled to work, but absolutely if you have the bleed stop powder/salve use that first!
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    12,521
    107
    341
    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    from a post by BlueBloomers on https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=21841 :

    Yes if you clip a blood feather you have to pull it out. Blood feathers are a feather that is still fully covered in its shaft or the feather is still partcially inside the shaft. Cutting it cause vast amount of bleeding think of it like a straw connected to a vain. I use pliers to pull them out. My Parrot sometimes breaks his, they are not that hard to pull out. You have to then squeeze the area you pulled the blood feather out to help seal it shut.

    also, from a post on https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=10402 :

    (If there is, apply corn starch or Quik Stop and apply firm pressure until bleeding stops. If bleeding does not stop, or starts up again once you release the bird or it flaps, you will have to pull the feather out using a firm grip and a pair of pliers. Pull quickly and apply pressure to the spot where you removed it for a minute or two until any remaining bleeding stops.)

    Good luck,

    Pat​
     
  6. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Pull the feathers, It ouches for a moment but better than them bleeding to death. Open new feathers can be like needle sryinges w/o the plunger, allowing a lot of blood to escape. Blood stop works on other cuts but i would pull the feathers and have it over an done with and not have to worry about bleeding starting again.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2008
  7. sfisher

    sfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

    110
    0
    129
    Jan 20, 2008
    Myrtle Beach
    I checked on the two chickens, they dont appear to be bleeding anymore. There was only a small amount of blood loss. Should I still pluck the feathers that were bleeding? If I dont have to pluck, will they get infected or anything like that?
     
  8. angelmarie

    angelmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    662
    0
    139
    Jun 3, 2008
    bakersfield
    well the other chickens still might go after them, i dunno lets bump this posts and get more opinions *bump*
     
  9. sfisher

    sfisher Chillin' With My Peeps

    110
    0
    129
    Jan 20, 2008
    Myrtle Beach
    I checked the chickens again tonight, when I got home from work. They were on there roost finally not up in the trees, which is why I clipped them to begin with. I didnt bother them to much, I just looked around the area were they were perched, for blood and didnt see any. Am I in the clear? I dont really know what to look for. Some people said they could bleed to death, is this a slow process, were the blood feather continusly slowly bleeds, or should I see some blood on the chicken or where it has been roosting? Any help?
     
  10. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    If it's stopped bleeding then you'll prob. be fine. Often when a new feather is cut it will continue to bleed a lot and will not stop without being pulled. I don't know about infection or if there is a chance of reinjury.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by