The middle nail on the black sex link was somehow torn off tonight. No idea how it happened. I noticed it when I give them their evening treat of some scratch grains right before they roost because it is on the cooler side tonight (19F right now). I digress.... I could tell that it happened within a 10 minute window but do not know how it occurred. Regardless, I let her go and she was eating and drinking, but she she was obviously in discomfort standing on one leg. She went up on her roost and I let her go for about 3 hours. I went out and she was still dripping blood from her toe pretty good. I brought her into the house, and I bandaged her up. Put her back and she took it off right away. Repeated the process: Cleaned it, Put baking soda on it (That is all I have here) and bandaged it, this time taping up to the bottom of the drumstick really well. I put her on her perch and turned off the light, hoping she will stay still and the bleeding will stop over night. Here is my dilemma: I am leaving for vacation very early Thursday morning, returning Sunday, so I have 24 hours to get this controlled and her stable. My wife will have nothing to do with animals. The most she would do is cut the gauze and tape for me tonight. She will not touch any of the birds for any reason. I leave for work at 5:30 AM and will not get back to 5PM at the earliest, so 12 of those 24 hours I will not be home. So in the morning, what do I do if: 1) She is still bleeding and gauze is off? 2) She is bleeding through the gauze? Redip, rebandage and retape? Or just let her go? When I get home from work, what do I do if: 1) She is still bleeding and gauze is off? 2) She is bleeding through the gauze? Finally, if she is not bleeding through and the bandage is on, what do I do? Take it off? Or do I let her work it off herself over time? Again, I have to have her in some sort of stable condition by 9:00 PM tomorrow night. Any suggestions welcome. I am thinking tomorrow night no matter what the condition, leave the bandage on if it is on or off if it is off and hope for the best.