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Polish is bleeding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bpmarmstrong, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Bpmarmstrong

    Bpmarmstrong Egg-dicted

    May 26, 2009
    NW, Indiana
    What do i do i seperated him what else

  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Bleeding where? Can you give us more information please?
  3. Bpmarmstrong

    Bpmarmstrong Egg-dicted

    May 26, 2009
    NW, Indiana
    I think one of them pull out a tail feather om not sure its by his tail
  4. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

    Mar 17, 2009
    Palmer, Alaska
    If it's from picking, you can get Blu-Kote at the feed store and paint the arrea. It will be purple but it keeps them from getting picked at and it helps them heal
  5. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

    May 15, 2009
    Treat the area just like you would if you were bleeding. Clean gently with warm soap and water. Pat dry and apply neosporin (WITHOUT THE PAIN RELIEF MEDICATION....IT'S TOXIC TO CHICKENS). Keep him separated from the others for a few days to help a good scab form. You also want to keep him in an area where flies can't get to him. The last thing you need is a maggot infestation.

    There is also a spray you can get at the feed store called screw worm spray. It helps heal the wound and flies won't lay eggs on tissue that is sprayed with it.

    Just a little hint....prepare a 'chicken first aid kit' this week. You never know when you'll need something. Best to be prepared. Search first aid on this forum to get ideas of what you should have. It doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg either. Just a few things you should have is
    Generic brands are fine:

    Betadine (it's a strong antiseptic....mix 25% betadine to 75% water
    blood stop powder
    screw worm spray
    old clean towels or t-shirts


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