My Sultan has a bleeding toe feather.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sabrina2109, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. sabrina2109

    sabrina2109 In the Brooder

    Jun 17, 2010
    One of my 2 month old Sultans has a feather at his toe that is bleeding. It isn't dripping with blood but it is fresh blood at the break. He limps on it and is complaining about it. It is hurting him pretty bad. What do I do for him? I can see it is broken back into the pink part of the feather. poor thing. [​IMG]
  2. rrgrassi

    rrgrassi Chirping

    Jun 19, 2010
    Royse City
    Like a fingernail, snip it off and put some the septic powder on it to promote clotting. Separate the bird from the others and they will peck at blood spots.
  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    better yet, go ahead and pull it. Use tweezers or small pliers, hold the foot so you can get a good grasp on the feather. Get hold at the very base of the feather as close to the skin as possible, and give a gentle but firm pull (don't jerk; you could injure the bird). Once you pull a broken blood feather the follicle will close up almost immediately and the bleeding will stop. As long as the broken feather stump is still attached, your bird can continue to bleed and any movement or touch on the stump will HURT.

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