Feather plucking..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Heffer Nite, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Heffer Nite

    Heffer Nite Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 golden campine hens and something (i suspect a rat) has chewed the tail feathers off of 2. The damage is quite close to the skin and the remainder of the chewed feathers are bleeding, not profusely but its not stopped seeping for a few days. Do i need to pluck these damaged feathers? If so how is best to do so?

    Heather
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Heffer Nite

    Heffer Nite Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much, both the links helped. I shall try to get some styptic gel and if all else fails i may attempt to pluck the troublesome feathers..
     

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