Chicken bit off some of comb.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Easter eggers, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Songster

    Jul 4, 2011
    One of my ee's bit my other ones comb 2 times one time just little but still kinda bad and this time she bit of some of her comb and left a gash on comb. They are free range the one that got bit got back from a show 4 days ago they are all the same age so what could be wrong?I put some ainti bacterial stuff or something on it so it wouldn't get infected.Will it grow back?How do I stop this?PLEASE HELP ME AND MY GIRL!!!!!!
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    I think she is turning canibal.[​IMG] I am sad to say but she wil have to be culled before the bad habit is spred.[​IMG]
  3. My feathered fools have been doing this to each other for years! My top-of-the-pecking-order hen, who is 7-years old, had a much worse looking comb than she used to, because occasionally the girls get into a squabble, or the roo is reckless when gripping her head, and bang, she's running around with a bloody comb, or a piece is missing from it (usually a tip of a point), etc. The combs bleed like crazy, do not look too hot after repeated battles, and unfortunately, the missing pieces do not grow back. Keep your girl isolated until the blood has stopped, and everything should be okay. If you have a repeat problem with this, you can re-home or cull the offender, or else you can buy some blood stop powder for such emergencies. Powdered sulfur and other antibiotics on the comb are ok too, but not usually necessary. I will say, though that in the 7 years my poor hen's comb has been (occasionally) assaulted, no one has been seriously injured or cannibalized in our coop. Hopefully, your chicken's injured comb won't be repeated. That's my 2 cents - hope it helps!! [​IMG]

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