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Eye Area Wound Bleeding - Any Suggestions?

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Hi,

We are at our wits end ๐Ÿ˜ฉ with one of our bantams who has a small cut near the inner corner of her eye - It's the skin area not the actual eyeball.

We are not 100% sure whether it started out as a peck injury from one of the other girls, we suspect so but once it starts bleeding it runs into her eye which causes her to scratch and make it so much worse. The blood loss is tremendous from such a tiny wound, it's quite a sight when she shakes her head and it sprays everywhere including our faces ๐Ÿ˜ฑ This has reocurred now about 6 times over the past month or two. On one occasion she lost so much blood she was really pale and weak for a few days. We have tried everything we can think of and she has been kept seperate during the night now and then for her wound to heal and today, just as the tiny scab had almost gone, she's either been scratching at it again or one of the others has pecked it off (we have seen one looking at her scab before and gently pecking it but we suspect this time she scratched it herself)

Trying to stem the flow of blood is a real challange, we use flour as this seems to help most of the time ๐Ÿ˜• We just can seem to think how this cycle is ever going to stop. It's in such an awkward place being so close to her eye therefore we can't bandage it or cover it. I did look at liquid plaster but this can't be used near the eye area.ย 

Appreciate any suggestions or advice, thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Sorry to hear this. vet wound powder will possibly staunch the bleeding, along with some pressure. The comb and facial area is a heat-sink to allow them to dissipate body heat, so it is full of blood. She may need to go the the vet for it to be cauterised.

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Agree with C, Iโ€™d give your vet a call on Monday.

Be careful with powders and sprays near the eye

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1 hour ago, Lewis said:

Agree with C, Iโ€™d give your vet a call on Monday.

Be careful with powders and sprays near the eye

Yep, dab it on with aย cotton bud

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Many thanks for your replies ๐Ÿ˜Š

Will see what the Vet says but I've a feeling the wound may be too close to the eye to attempt to cauterise as it's actually on the skin that surrounds the eye, in the corner, roughly where our tear ducts are, kind of ๐Ÿ˜‚

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