This is a picture from google images.............of a wyandotte chickens single comb.
My golden lace wyandotte has a nasty injury on her comb.
I am not sure how it got injured........did she get caught up on some wire or netting? or did one of the other gals peck it
bottom line is you see how the comb goes back toward a point...........well her comb now stands nearly straight up in the air since it has a cut on it
its hardly attached. It had been bleeding but the bleeding has stopped .
I just tried to wash it by dabbing with clean soap and water,
dried it by dabbing
then put on antibiotic ointment without the pain killer
and dabbed some blue kote on
it still sticks up alot so i tried to tape it down a bit but i doubt the paper thin first aide tape will
stay on from the comb to feathers.........it does not have much to adhere to.
my question is.........should I try to wrap it with gauze or something tomorrow
I have her in a rabbit hutch for the night so that she can heal .......and that none of the gals peck at her in the morning
any advice on this
has anyone ever had to amputate a section of the comb? I am hoping by lining it up it might heal or in the worst case scenario.......as in frost bite the part would fall off if it does not heal.
again.........please help with advice.
other than the comb injury she seems fine.
thanks so much
from one mother hen to the rest of you all!