My dove has blood under his wing!

Discussion in 'Pigeons and Doves' started by BinaryChicken, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. BinaryChicken

    BinaryChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    My dove has blood under his wing! What should i do, I am going to go outside to catch him soon. But what will i need to do?
     
  2. BinaryChicken

    BinaryChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    It would appear that a feather stalk has broken, Possibly from my two males fighting over the one female. Is there anything i should do? It does not affect his flying though.
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  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I would wash him clean with a warm bath of salt & water. Maybe put a little polysporn on the shaft to gard against infection.
     
  4. BinaryChicken

    BinaryChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Would something bad happen if I didn't do anything? Or will it heal by itself?
     
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    It may dry up or it may not. Sometimes you need to pull a broken blood feather out if the bleeding does not stop. They can act a little like an open catheter, just letting blood drip. We had to do that once for a cockatiel that broke a blood feather that just kept dripping. Took needle nose pliers and just firmly pulled it straight out.

    I would clean him up first and put a little styptic powder or corn starch on it and see if it has stopped bleeding.
     
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  6. BinaryChicken

    BinaryChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    It hasn't been bleeding anymore.
     
  7. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Should be fine then.
     
  8. BinaryChicken

    BinaryChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks!
     

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