We are new to owning chickens and have 4... 1 Buff, 1 Australorp, 1 Rhode Island & 1 Swedish Flower Yesterday, a neighbors cat was stalking our backyard chicken coop and made the chickens go bazzerg! Our Black Australorp, Iris, who is only 5.5 months old and not laying yet had cut/caught her comb on something in the range and cut about half an inch from the top. I removed her right away and tried to hold pressure to her bleeding comb but when it clotted she would shake her head and the clot would just come right out! My husband setup a dog crate with shavings, food and water and covered it with old towels in the house while i went to the vet to pick up some clotting spray or bandage spray. The vet gave me an aluminum powder and said to not put her back into the coop until it is healed as the others will peck at the comb. When i see Iris, she is fine and calm but her comb is hanging to the side and is almost black in color from the cut to the hanging end. Any suggestions on what to do with the comb when the wound heals or before? I read about dubbing but I don't think I can do this myself!! :S We have read this is common for wounds to happen to the combs and wattles but this is pretty frightening as its our first incident! I'll post a picture when i get home today.