Help ! Chicken comb ! What is it ?! (AUS!)
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It sounds like she may have lice or mites. The marks on her comb are either peck marks or perhaps mites. Permethrin spray or garden dust will treat lice and mites , but it needs to be applied at least twice, 7 days apart for mites or 10 days apart for lice. Watch to see that she isn't being bullied by sitting with them while they are outside. Does she have any runny nose or symptoms of a respiratory disease, such as sneezing or noisy breathing? Her eye could have been pecked, but respiratory diseases also may cause swelling. Vetericyn eye gel or eye wash, or Terramycin eye ointment can be used in the eye to help prevent infection.
I thought it might be mama hen... But then she's the same as the I'll one and they've always gotten along the best and she's always been fine having her around her chicks.. What on earth happened in the 4 days I was away !! 😡😡
Thanks for the feed back ! I've been keeping a very serious eye on her. Should I try to clean her wounds ? What with ? Or just leave them ? I gave them all another spray down and supplied extra wood ash in the run as well!