chicken with bloody comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by yab, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. yab

    yab Out Of The Brooder

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    is there any way to stop a chicken from bleeding? i have no access to the store right now and i can't bring her inside, cause she's very active still and will shake the blood everywhere.. but is there something i can put on it to stem the blood flow?
     
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    You can try flour
     
  3. yab

    yab Out Of The Brooder

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    flour? well she's getting these wounds by fighting with another hen(who sounds like she woke up on the wrong side of the roost this morning! very angry!).. won't the other hen want to eat the flour?
     
  4. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Powdered Alum is a good substitute bloodstop.
     
  5. yab

    yab Out Of The Brooder

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    what is powdered alum?
     
  6. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    finger pressure and corn starch for a superficial comb wound. you don't have to bring her inside, but separating her from the others will keep the others from picking at the comb. A big cardboard box with a towel on top, or a cat carrier will do. Put her someplace dark and she will settle down.
     
  7. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    You can put flour on it. But leave her alone in my opinion, the more youre around her the more nervous it makes her causing her to bleed more. Just seperate her if you want, and let her be, shell be just fine in a few minutes. [​IMG]
     
  8. yab

    yab Out Of The Brooder

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    i don't have normal chickens - i've realized that before, but today it confirmed it.. the chicken with the bloodiest comb had been fighting with another one of my ladies(they were seriously duking it out).. but when another chicken tried pecking at the blood, the fighter defended her! i had never seen anything like it! quite strange - her comb was left alone and was soon scabbed over.. i put neosporin on it.. and then later this evening, instead of going into the coop, the hen that started it all was hiding under a tree, acting dejected...VERY ODD
     
  9. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Powdered Alum ... it's in my spice cabinet ! Have used it as a 'bloodstop' substitute for nail clipping for years. It is also useful for cleaning out your coffeemaker.

    Medicinal

    * Alum is used in vaccines as an adjuvant to enhance the body's response to immunogens.
    * Styptic pencils containing aluminium sulfate or potassium aluminium sulfateare are used as astringents to prevent bleeding from small shaving cuts.
    * Alum in powder or crystal form, or in styptic pencils, is sometimes applied to cuts to prevent or treat infection.
    * Powdered alum is commonly cited as a home remedy for canker sores .
    * Preparations containing alum are used by pet owners to stem bleeding associated with animal injuries caused by improper nail clipping.

    Culinary

    * Alum powder, found in the spice section of many grocery stores, may be used in pickling recipes as a preservative to maintain fruit and vegetable crispness.
    * Alum is used as the acidic component of some commercial baking powders.
     

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