Bloody comb problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kittykatchick, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. kittykatchick

    kittykatchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I came home about a week ago to find my gold laced wyandotte's comb slightly bloody. I'm pretty sure it got caught on the wire around the coop but it looked like it was cut all the way down, as if you were slicing a cake. It took a few days, but it seemed to be scabbing up and healing on its own, until tonight. The back portion seems a bit purple and the original scab looks bloody again. I'm a backyard chicken newbie and very unsure as to what I should be doing to help. Any comments/advice would be much appreciated!
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    She may have cut it again or another member of the flock gave it a tug (pecking) and caused it to bleed again.

    You can apply some Blu-Kote or Pick-No-More to the cut to help it heal and hide the wound. Pecking injuries are quite common as well as getting cut on fencing/feeders, etc.

    Depending on how badly/deeply it is cut, it may eventually die and fall off. Keep an eye on it for any infection like oozing, odors or pus. Combs usually heal fairly well on their own.
     
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