Trimmed Rooster Spurs, now it won't stop bleeding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 1CityChick, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. 1CityChick

    1CityChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Our rooster gave one of out hens a inch gash while breeding. We took her to the vet and he stitched her up. We decided to trim the roosters spurs before we put her back out in the yard. We trimmed them this morning, about a quarter inch off of a 1/2 inch spur. It was the first time. They won't stop bleeding. We used "wound seal" powder and that seemed to stop it, and we put him back in the yard. Now it's bleeding again. Not the steady drip it was, but still enough to leave drip marks all around and on his feet. Any advise is welcomed and appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would try some flour, but the blood stop powder should work. Bring him in with a cage, and put him on an old towel to make sure he doesn't bleed too much. I've had 2 roosters this year with very long spurs break them completely off and they didn't bleed that much.
     

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