Toenail bleeding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nwgirl, May 11, 2009.

  1. nwgirl

    nwgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 3 week old chick has two nails bleeding. No signs of injury. What can I do to stop the bleeding?

    I'm just trying to figure out what happened so I can try and prevent it from happening again.
     
  2. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Styptic (sp) powder or if you don't have any on hand, you can use flour!
     
  3. ChickyPebbles

    ChickyPebbles Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:you can get it at any pet store usually where they keep their nail clippers
     
  4. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Quote:you can get it at any pet store usually where they keep their nail clippers

    Very true! I forgot to say that, and sometimes they also have it at Wal-Mart in the pet aisle. But if it's late where you are and everything is closed, tonight you can use flour but it's always good to have styptic powder on hand! Best of luck!
     
  5. nwgirl

    nwgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I got it to stop bleeding. Still not sure how it happened though. Thanks. I will add styptic powder to the chicken first aid kit.
     
  6. nwgirl

    nwgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It happened again the other night, the same chick but this time way more blood. I thought the toenail only bled when the quick was cut??? Other than the bleeding the toenail looks perfectly fine.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem?

    Edited: I also wanted to say the chick was in noticeable pain. It appeared to lick at the toenail and was squawking. Poor little thing [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2009

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