My 5 month old BR, though not molting completely, has some new feathers coming in and has been pecked at. I went to put some neosporin on her today and found a small string of blood coming from about a cm long feather shaft near the base of her tail. I googled that this was a broken blood feather and it's said that I should yank it out with needle nose pliers. REALLY??? I'm so new to this I never thought I'd have an issue with a chicken so soon and just want to know if this is he best thing to do. It's not spewing blood but looks almost like an exposed vein or string of blood. Can any of you tell me what I should do? Do I need an avian vet? What if I pull it and it bleeds more? Does that happen? Thanks, I need some schooling!