Bleeding Comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by keaniebeanie, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. keaniebeanie

    keaniebeanie Out Of The Brooder

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    My DH called me at work yesterday to tell me that one of the hens had blood on her head. When I got home I seperated her from the flock and cleaned her up as best I could. Wrapped her in a towel and cleaned her up with a diluted iodine mixture. I am not quite sure how I should go about cleaning the blood from her feathers around the comb and her face. I am not sure if I could use some warm water and syringe. I am afraid of her aspirating. I can't really see too much of an injury and she seems fine, eating and drinking. I think she would be fine back with the others except for the dried blood on her head and face. I put neosporin on the comb and surrounding area. Any suggestions?
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Repeated wiping with a wet wash cloth will eliminate the fear of aspiration. Or you could let it dry really well and maybe it would flake off.
     
  3. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as there is dried blood or anything red on her face or comb the other will pick at her. Seperate her for a few days and reintroduce her at night so there aren't any problems accepting her. The neosporin is a great idea and will help her heal faster. You can also spray the wound with Blue Kote. The chickens won't peck at the blue color.
     

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