FYI-How to Stop a Bleeding Toenail...HOT GLUE!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by speckledhen, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    My black Ameraucana cockerel Scout was limping this afternoon and I knew he didn't have bumblefoot since we just got finished checking everyone's feet yesterday. When I picked him up, I saw that a toenail had been broken about a 1/4" from the tip and was still attached but cocked over to the side. We clipped the piece off, but naturally, it wouldnt stop bleeding. Why, oh why, do I have to always stop bleeding on combs and toenails??? Anyway, blood stop powder was useless and then DH had an idea. He took a glue stick and melted the end with his blow torch really well, then he put a glob of hot glue on the end of the toe and we blew it to cool it faster. Voila! Worked like a charm. Scout was an angel the entire time-he is such a sweetie and this was the very first time we'd had to ever administer first aid to him. Just thought I'd offer this for anyone who has to deal with it. I hate the way those dang nails bleed!
  2. Chatychick

    Chatychick Songster

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Good idea as it cauterized it and stopped the bleeding and killed the germs that were in there.
  3. Chellester

    Chellester Songster

    Jun 22, 2007
    Nor Cal
    Cayenne red pepper powder works well for this too. It works well to stop the bleeding on any cut, on any animal or human.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I'd never heard that about pepper. When Hawkeye got his comb gouged by a hen upon taking his position in the flock, nothing would stop it. Flour, sugar, Blood stop, styptic, pressure-it was awful. I wouldnt try the hotglue on a comb, though... OUCH! Wouldn't want to add third degree burns to the already smarting comb!
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Thats great to know......thanks Cynthia!! Now I need to add that to my chicken-first-aid kit!
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Very cool, Cyn!
    I never would've thought of it.

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