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Rooster bleeding badly.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by brooster, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I got a NH bantam rooster at the ohio national. i just put him in the coop for a while and let him out. I didnt think i had much to worry about, i only have hens, and one bantam rooster. Well, the hens beat him up a little and the two roosters fought a bit but were fine. Well one of my hens attacked him and his wattles are bleeding very bad, and i cant stop it. he is in a cage, and i used cornstarch but it wont stop.
     
  2. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh No!!! I don't know what you should do but just wanted to bump you back up.
     
  3. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    thanks and heres another one, i need some help quick!
     
  4. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hope someone answers you soon
     
  5. bubbazmommy

    bubbazmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    brooster i did a search and you can put vaseline on it or neosporin (especially if there are puncture wounds). Put him in a quiet stress free place by himself and see if he will eat an egg for protien. You can try putting rescue remedy in his water. Yes - i completely got this info from another thread. [​IMG]
     
  6. RiverwoodChicks

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    go to pet store and buy Quick Stop, styptic powder, and pack onto wound, bleeding should stop. I use it all the time and it works, you may need to apply pressure after powder.
     
  7. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    all porpose flour or cornstartch u cook with will stop the bleeding imediately.
     
  8. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I tries, and it still bled, ithink its stopping now. I didnt think the hens would bother him, but i guess not.
     
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Just got on and saw this; anytime you have severe bleeding (in animal or human) it is a priority to stop it ASAP. Use whatever you have on hand like cornstarch, flour, fishfry (without salt, just the superfine ground corn flour), or even try alum or cream of tartar from your spice rack. Once it clots, do not disturb it! Leave it alone and let it dry. (The bonding agent you used will eventually fall off on its own). IF you can do this WITHOUT restarting the bleeding you could put some neosporin or triple antibiotic ointment on it. DON'T use the kind with lidocaine or benzocaine for pain relief. I have been told that the "caine" pain relievers in topical ointments and sprays can be toxic to chickens. KEEP HIM SEPARATED until it is COMPLETELY healed! If you don't, they'll just reopen the wound and possibly even kill the little guy. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  10. BarnGoddess

    BarnGoddess New Egg

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    I hope he is okay by now as I think I am late in reading this, but if you are still having trouble - cream of tartar right from your spices will work better than corn starch and apply lots of pressure for 5 minutes at a time then re-check for clotting - keep repeating until it clots. Have someone else hold him if you need too. Most importantly - keep him quiet and settled. Adrenaline or stress can intensify the bleeding or cause you to make it bleed more due to wiggle-worminess. Neosporin is number one for me when treating a hurt Roo or hen too once it clots. It works wonders and is safe and will keep away infection too.

    Let us know how he's doing...poor guy. My thoughts are with you both. I had one of my Roo's live in the house for over five weeks while he got better from a raccoon attack. My roo, DJ, thought he could take him and he tried so valiantly! He did run it off and saved his hens though. He's six years old now and huge. [​IMG]

    Also - something to note - sometimes hens can be more agressive in the pecking order once the two roo's have settled things. So don't count them out. There's also more of them usually so he has a lot to contend with and settle with so to speak. Sometimes a weaker hen or roo will really suffer when no one likes them for some reason or they ae the only newbie added to the flock.
     

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