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Old 01-25-2012, 03:05 PM
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Re: two broken flight feathers

Only newer "blood feathers" or "pin feathers" bleed. If these feathers have a solid color (probably white) shaft, then these are mature feathers. They shouldn't bleed. I'd cut at the break. Being VERY careful not to nip him, or other feathers. If the shaft is red or pink, do not cut them. Usually a bird will pull out any broken feathers. He'll pull out, or molt, the remaining piece of shaft. Another thing that I have done, is to pull the feather out. But, that shouldn't be done unless you know what you are doing. It hurts, and scares, the bird.
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