Bleeding Comb - Small Wound

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Scooter&Suzie, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was outside trying to catch my barred Plymouth Rock pullet that had escaped when she ran into some deer netting. I noticed that her comb was bleeding in between her comb points. It looks okay, but the other chickens might try to peck her. Her friend, who she has been with as a chick, is freaking out being away from her, I put them together and the other chicken didn't peck at her comb, but I'm not sure that will last. They are seperate now, though. Is there any thing I can use to cover the wound? She is in a rabbit hutch - WAY to small for her. I mean, it is bigger than a show cage, but it is pretty small. She is almost full grown and can't reach her neck up in the hutch. Can I use human healing ointment and a Band-Aid? It is not very serious, although it looks like a little bit of her comb is hurt. I am really upset that I was stupid enough to let her run into the fence... It has not been a good day. [​IMG]
     
  2. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When we need to stop bleeding, we use Quick Stop that they sell for when you trim dog's nails in case you cut too far. When we want to disinfect and/or keep other birds from pecking a wound, we use Blue Kote spray. Of course, you do not want to get this too close to the chicken's eyes or beak. I hope she gets better soon.
     
  3. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I will want to get some of that to have on hand, I'll check my pet stores and any other ones that might carry that stuff.

    I checked on her this morning - I put her back for the night because it was cold - The blood around her comb turned a dark color, it looked black. I left her with the other ones, since the others weren't bothering her. She seems fine now, I'll be keeping an eye on her, though!
     

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