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Comb bleeding - need some immediate suggestions - thanks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ttclan, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. ttclan

    ttclan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all
    I hope someone is out there that can help me right now.
    We just got back from being out and one of my chicken's is bleeding on her comb. I have her quietly sitting here while I hope that you all might be able to tell me what, if anything, should I do?

    It's not dry and looks like it's a fairly fresh wound.

    Thanks...
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    The combs bleed a lot! You could put corn starch on it, that slows the bleeding. Don't panic, it probably looks worse then it is!
     
  3. ttclan

    ttclan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks...I forgot that I had read that somewhere once! She's better...it's not deep and has stopped! Broken blood feathers brought me here months ago...and I found great help with that. Eventually I'll experience enough things with my gals that I won't panic anymore. I'm being just like being a new mama again, except with chickens not children! Ha ha.
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I always keep styptic gel on hand for these emergency bleeds. It's a good thing to keep in the chicken medicine cabinet. You should get some for future emergencies.

    Good luck with her.
     
  5. ttclan

    ttclan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Will do! I've been putting together a little first aid kit as I read and learn more. Thanks.

    BYW - she's been doing fine and back with the others without any trouble.
     

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