Clipping chicken wing and it started to bleed? What to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dbg99, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. dbg99

    dbg99 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2011
    Hi all, was clipping one of chickens wings this arvo and unfortunately it has started to bleed. I've separated it from the other 2 in the coop, and it seems to have stopped bleeding mostly (not dripping onto the ground anymore) but it keeps licking and pecking at its wing, and there's a bit of blood over it when looking at it? What should I do, wash it down a bit or just let it be and take care of itself?
  2. XilverAngel

    XilverAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2009
    Hello! I've had the exact same experience. We cut too deep that time and it must've hit a blood feather or something. So it started bleeding. We cleaned the wound and put ointment on the feather head that were bleeding and then placed it back in the run. She's perfectly fine now, besides the fact she got attacked by a raccoon. :[ So just go ahead and clean it, and maybe put some neosporin or ointment of the sort on top and it'll be fine. It will peck at it, but it'll heal the same.
  3. S.L.Swope

    S.L.Swope Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2011
    San Antonio
    If it stoped bleeding I would leave it be and let the scab form but I have no experience in that. I know there is styptic powder you can put on dog or cat nails if you hit the quick but not sure if you can use it on chickens. It stops the bleeding
  4. dbg99

    dbg99 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2011
    Yeah I just checked it again, seems to have stopped bleeding, I put some water on it to clean it a bit but she's still pecking away at it. Hopefully it scabs overs and heals quickly.
  5. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 14, 2011
    Shingle Springs, CA
    If you don't have Quik-Stop on hand, you can use flour or cornstarch. It will cause the blood to stop. You'll probably need to hold the chicken still until the bleeding stops.

    Always be careful when putting the chicken back in with your flock. The other chickens will be attracted to the blood and pick at it.


BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by