HELP My leghorn is bleeding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by martinfarms, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. martinfarms

    martinfarms New Egg

    Mar 21, 2011
    [​IMG] Help my leghorn's tailfeathers are beeing plucked out and is bleeding I seperated it from the rest of the chickens and put it back in the brooder so it can heal. Is there anything else I should
  2. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Put antibiotic ointment on the wound. Be sure she has food and water too
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Is the skin bleeding or the feathers? Sometimes when a blood feather is damaged they will bleed like crazy. What you have to do in this case is actually pluck out the blood feather to stop the bleeding. You need to pluck it out, or else the bird could actually hemorrhage and die as a result. If the skin is bleeding then the bird needs to be separated until the bleeding stops and then have the bleeding area camouflaged with something like Blukote.

    Good luck.

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