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Bloody comb: what do I do?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Slvdh2000, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Slvdh2000

    Slvdh2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a problem...one of my chickens has a bloody comb!
    This girl is about 3 years old and she is new to the flock of my 1 year old hens. My good friend couldn't take care of her chickens anymore so we took her in. She wasn't welcome at first but now they get along and live together. Today I went out to care for them when I noticed there was some fresh blood smeared on their feeder. I quickly checked my hens to see who it was coming from. I've had chickens for about 11 months and this is my first time dealing with something like this. I don't want to tell my friend that her chicken died! Pleas Help! I'll add some pictures in a sec.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    If you have blood stop powder, styptic, or just flour, you can use it to help stop the bleeding. Most times combs look worse than they really are. Some people put BluKote or some Neosporin on them, but I usually don't put anything on one. Hopefully they will work out their pecking order. She could be caged for a couple of days inside the coop to heal, and maybe they will get more used to her.
     

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