What do you do about a broken toenail that is bleeding freely?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jewel1, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. jewel1

    jewel1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all..

    One of my hens apparently broke off the end of a toenail and it was bleeding rather heavily last night. I didn't have a styptic pencil/powder handy (guess I better go buy one!) so I held a paper towel on the end for a bit then put her back in her coop which has a sand floor. The sand seems to have helped the toenail clot because I checked on her an hour after bedtime and the perch seemed free of blood (just dried blood on the toe).

    Is there a typical treatment for this injury..and how likely is it that this area will get infected? Any advice?

    --Julie
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Flour or corn starch work fairly well to stop bleeding. Feed stores sell a product for this, too.
     
  3. jewel1

    jewel1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     

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