Waddle bleeding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by minksroost, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. minksroost

    minksroost Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some Blu-kote that I used on the foot of one of my roos. But this morning I noticed another roo who is kept separate right now is bleeding quite bad from his waddle. Blu Kote was the first thing I thought but has anyone put this on the waddle before? Would you spray it on your own hand and apply with your finger? I''m concerned about the blood as well. I certainly don't want the others to be trying to peck at him through the crate. We are waiting for his coop/area to be finished so he can be free once more : ) Or would something like neosporin be better. I thought that might just make a blob of mess. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    I would put a little flour or corn starch on the wound along with pressure til it stopped bleeding. Then I would use the BluKote. It's an antiseptic that's been around for many years. I can't believe it would do any more harm on a wattle than on skin -- which I'm guessing is also skin, anyway.
     
  3. minksroost

    minksroost Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks "Flockwatcher". I'm heading down to try the blu-kote now if the bleeding has stopped.
     

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