Emergency..clipped chicken's lower beak...now she won't stop bleeding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kimslack, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. kimslack

    kimslack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ameracuana hen has scissorbeak and I tried to clip the bottom beak b/c it kept growing out so she couldn't eat properly. She has been bleeding for a few hours. Its a slow drip from her lower beak. Ihave her in a chicken cage downstairs and I keep wiping her off. I have soft food and water for her. She seems okay but it just won't stop bleeding.
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Idk if styptic powder is safe on a beak, maybe flour?
     
  3. kimslack

    kimslack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been applying corn starch to it but won't stop. Will keep doing it I guess. Wish it would stop.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    It probably needs to be cauterized (burned.) Silver nitrate can chemically cauterize wounds. I'm not sure if you could get that at your local pharmacy, but I would call around. It usually comes on QTips and is sometimes used in dressings on wounds. A vet could cauterize it. You also may just try and apply pressure with a piece of tissue, for several minutes. Clotting usually takes place in 2 minutes, if it is going to clot. Good luck.
     
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  5. kimslack

    kimslack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has finally stopped (I hope). I just kept pressing corn starch against the lower beak that had been clipped. She smells bad (all the blood that I have attempted to clean off her breast area) and is pretty upset but I'll leave her downstairs by the door so she will be warm...(super cold tonight). She is sleeping now which I think is good so hopefully...she'll be okay. next time I'll use a Revlon emory board.
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    My first thought was to do what you did-keep packing it on.
     

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