Bloody comb on RIR

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Yardfarm Family, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Yardfarm Family

    Yardfarm Family Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 24, 2012
    Mchenry County, Il
    One of my hens has a bloody comb. She is on the top of the pecking order so I am not sure how this happened. I'm worried because it is very cold here 28 degrees today and will it cause her to frostbite overnight if it doesn't scab over? None of the other girls seem to be bothering her but she keeps shaking her head and it flings blood around. I brought her in and put a little neosporin on it but it was still slightly bleeding at the time. Should I bring her in for the night? I don't heat the coop.
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I think I probably would. You can use some flour or corn starch to help stop the bleeding. Maybe a good coat of Neosporin will be enough by tomorrow night.

    It would be good if you have a spot she could spend the night that isn't at human room temp -- maybe an unheated porch or garage -- our level of heat would likely be a bit much for her.

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