Styptic Powder?-HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mylilchix, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a chick who broke a blood feather in her tail (not sure if they have them any where else). I cleaned her up and applied styptic powder to the feather. It helped for a little while, but then she cleaned her feathers really well and started to bleed again. At that point I pulled the feather and applied cornstarch to her behind. Will the styptic powder she ate hurt her? She looks good right now. She's eating, drinking water mixed with a vitamin/electrolyte powder, and I've seperated her. Thanks for your help!!! I'm really worried about her.

    Sonja
     
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    i cant say for certain but I know they use it on dogs nails when they clip too short and dogs lick so I would think it wouldnt be a problem. maybe someone knows for sure.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't think it will hurt either. That was a good idea to pull the feather and apply cornstarch. That's my approach too. [​IMG]

    Jody
     

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