silkie roosters feet keep bleeding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lilybug524, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. lilybug524

    lilybug524 Out Of The Brooder

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    my 1 year old silkie roosters feet keep bleeding. it looks like its coming from the feathers on his feet. the other chickens start peeking him and are just making it worse. I would like to not have to seperate him from his girls. what can i put on him to keep him from bleeding all the time? why would he be bleeding all the time? any suggestions/advice are greatly appreciated
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Can you post a pic of his feet? That would really help us figure things out for you. What surface are your chickens living on?
     
  3. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    For now you NEED to separate him. Have you tried stopping the bleeding with cornstarch or flour? You can also get Styptic Powder from pet stores and put that on it. Once stopped - you'll want to either spray it with Blukote to disguise it - or you could wrap it with a little gauze then put vet wrap over that to hold it in place until it heals.
     
  4. cjharris506

    cjharris506 New Egg

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    When I had that happen, it was a problem with him being on a wire bottom cage...his feathered feet were getting caught....I also clip the nails of my silkies because the combination of stiff feathers on their feet and extra toes does not always allow them to wear down naturally. Check to make sure that your bird can get good footing. I rinse mine with cold water for a few min and separate the bleeder for a bit.
     
  5. lilybug524

    lilybug524 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will try to post a pic tomorrow. Thank you for the replys.
    he is on dirt in the run and in the coop its a wood floor with wood shavings. he is not a friendly rooster so treating it will be difficult but i will sure try. i will get styptic powder and blukote. if i use the blukote will i still have to wrap it as well? the least amount of time that i have to touch his feet the better. im the only one in the house brave enough to hold him so enlisting help will be interesting...lol
     
  6. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    wrap him in a towel and put a sock over his head...that will calm him alot and maybe you can enlist some help! One good reason to wrap it is to try to prevent Bumblefoot - that's when staph gets in through a wound. Up to you! Good luck!!
     

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