Nail Will Not Stop Bleeding - Help....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sparky134, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. sparky134

    sparky134 In the Brooder

    Jul 22, 2009
    Somehow one of my hens broke off the tip of her nail. I tried putting blood stop on it and seperated her to let her rest, seemed to start to slow down but when she went to roost I went in the coop to check up on her and noticed quite a bit of blood on the poop shelf so we grabbed her and packed with blood stop and bandaged for the night. Will it ever stop?? Do I just keep up with what I'm doing or does anyone else have any suggestions?? Sure does bleed ALOT...

  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    IDK but Im posting wishing you good luck because just today my olive egger hen was bleeding really bad from her nail-I thought it stopped but them noticed blood in the freshly filled shavings nest...Hope you get your answer...
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    I don't know what to tell you but I'm watching to see what others say because I was just about to try and clip Show Off's nails again.
  4. dip the nail in some flour or corn starch.
  5. kimb

    kimb Songster

    Nov 30, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Because that area is "down" from the heart and is a very active blood flow area it takes a while to get a good clot... wrapping it should help. It might take a few tries with the blood stop but that's better than the flour or cornstarch if you have it because it is a much faster clotting agent... BUT I'd keep her secluded and in a small area - you don't want her to work up too much and have the clot pushed out... Using liquid bandage is also an option *BUT* the foot needs to be super clean! because it will seal in any bacteria etc. and then there's the risk of infection.
  6. sparky134

    sparky134 In the Brooder

    Jul 22, 2009
    Hey thanks alot..The bandage stayed on all night and no blood under the roost. I've been checking in on them every couple hours and so far the bandage still is on. I had packed on the blood stop before bandaging last night so its not getting dirty. I'm waiting until later today and I think I might take off bandage and put on some xenodine (antiseptic) and bandage again. I had used small 3m heavy duty rubber bandages and am surprised on how it is working..

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