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Chicken bleeding at earlobe

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicks Galore3, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    My SLW Macy is bleeding from the earlobe. It isn't very bad, just a small bit. I don't know when it started, the blood for the most part is dried, with a very little fresh blood. I don't know what happened to her. She most likely wasn't being picked on, she is either head chicken or second chicken, and is kind of mean. Should I give her something to ease the pain? Should I put anything on it? She is currently in my little infirmary, with a heat lamp on her and some food and water, with a little scratch to make her happy. :) She doesn't seem to be in pain.
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    She is probably fine. You could put a little neosporin on it but only pain free neosporin.
     
  3. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Ooops. I just put triple antibiotic ointment on her, and it has pain reliever in it. :( It's the only kind we have. What is bad about pain relief?
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

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    Ive heard its toxic to chickens.
     
  5. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    oh, dear.
     
  6. willowbranchfarm

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    It was just a little area Im sure they will be fine.
     
  7. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    Now that I think about, I had one chicken that had ripped off part of her comb, and I put the same medicine on it. She's fine, so I'm sure Macy will be too.
     

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