Stopped bleeding toe nail with corn starch. Is that enough?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Yay Chicks!, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Barred Rock nicked off the very tip of her toe nail some how. It was bleeding, though not profusely. The tiny tip was hanging off the nail. By the time I went into the house to get the corn starch and returned, the tip was gone. I stuck her toe in the corn starch and left it there until it stopped bleeding. Will it more than likely be okay now? She is acting like nothing happened now.
     
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  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Once the blood clots and hardens, it should be fine unless she starts scratching around with it and knocks the seal off. She will probably be fine.
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

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    Arrgghh. Started bleeding again. Calling the local vet to see if they would be willing to cauterize. They don't normally treat chickens [​IMG]
     
  4. Yay Chicks!

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    Wow. Nice vet. Crammed me into his busy schedule. I'm glad I went. The second application of corn starch didn't hold either. By the time he got to her she was bleeding again. So he used some kind of a septic stick and then wrapped her foot up in a bandage with cauterizing powder on the inside. I have her separated now. He said to leave the bandage on until I got home and "a little while longer" but "not too long". Now I'm wondering what "not too long" means. [​IMG] Expensive eggs I'm getting from her!
     

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