Help! Bleeding Feather

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by basketmom, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. basketmom

    basketmom Out Of The Brooder

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    My Polish Rooster had his head pecked bald from another rooster (which we no longer have). Anyway, it has been at least a month and his feathers are starting to grow back on his head. However, I noticed today one of the broken feathers (just stub left) is bleeding small drops. What do I do??
     
  2. OhMyItsAndyy

    OhMyItsAndyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Clean it with someting, like Tea tree oil or iodine, peroxide etc. Whatever you use, and then i'd just make sure it doesn't bleed badly. Maybe drop a little flour onto the bleeding area to stop it?
     
  3. newdock

    newdock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had that happen to one of my turkeys last summer. I dusted the area with white flour and it worked like a charm. Keep an eye on yours as the others will be drawn to the red blood and will peck at it. The white flour on the white turkey solved this problem as well as stopped the bleeding. Good luck!

    Donna
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Someone else paid attention in chicken class! Good job!
     
  5. OhMyItsAndyy

    OhMyItsAndyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OhMyItsAndyy wrote:
    Clean it with someting, like Tea tree oil or iodine, peroxide etc. Whatever you use, and then i'd just make sure it doesn't bleed badly. Maybe drop a little flour onto the bleeding area to stop it?

    Someone else paid attention in chicken class! Good job!

    Haha! I go on this site everyday. It's like... Chickens go to bed, so Andyy goes to the chicken place [​IMG]
     
  6. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A broken feather will beed for a long time. A feather that is gone not so long. Pull the feather out and then place your finger on the area for a few minutes, it will stop bleeding almost immediatly.
     
  7. Chicken Rustler

    Chicken Rustler Grabs em n runs

    If it were me I would do the same that we do with our parrots. If it is the quill that is bleeding grasp it firmly with hemostats or similar and pluck the quil out. the skin will seal it and bleeding is done. Otherwise it can take a long time cause everytime it gets bumped it will start bleeding again. And that feather can get infected if not taken care of.
    Just my .02.
     
  8. basketmom

    basketmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all so much, I love this site !! [​IMG]

    I put flour on him tonight and I will see if that helps the bleeding, if not we will pull it out tomorrow. Will all the little stubs (don't know what else to call them), bleed until they grow new feathers? He has alot of them on the very top of his head. I think two of them are bleeding, not sure. Or I wonder if the bleeding is just because he bumped his poor little head?
     

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