Bleeding Comb? (sorry, no pic)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SillyChick, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. SillyChick

    SillyChick Songster

    Dec 15, 2007

    In the past few weeks I noticed a dry "wound" on one tip of her young comb on my 5-month old New Hampshire Red pullet. It looked a lot like a dry wound - when you get a cut or an open, wet wound, later on it will become hard and solid. After a few days, that tip of her comb began to swell, as if there's liquid in it. Another few days later and the comb was bleeding! I was shocked to see this. It seemed that her swollen comb has "exploded" although there is still a remaining inflated part. What do you think has caused this? What should I do to the wound? She lives in a coop with a cockerel of the same breed and age, and they grew up together and never leave each other behind. She seems to be doing fine. Extremely sorry for the loss of pics. No matter what I do, I can't get a steady pic!

    Thanks in advance!
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    apparently it was infected...clean and disinfect and apply triple antibiotic creme to the area.
  3. CUDA

    CUDA Songster

    Mar 4, 2008
    Do you live in an area where frostbite can be a problem? Frostbite does the same kind of thing. In my opinion, you have two options, you can just let it heal on it's own, or dub it. Either way, you can put the bird on a broad spectrum antibiotic for a few days to help with any kind of infection. Good luck!

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