Comb infection?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chappellchicks, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. Chappellchicks

    Chappellchicks In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2015
    Wondering if anyone has seen this in a comb before? This Leghorn hen is prob about 6 or 7 years old. I was considering making her into stew soon as her egg production is poor. IMG_0181.JPG IMG_0183.JPG I noticed her comb becoming swollen a couple weeks ago and then noticed this today. Not sure if the comb tore and it dried blood or if it's necrotic tissue. Not sure if I should just cull her and bury her or if it's ok to still stew. She has been showing no other signs of being sick.
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  2. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Is that dried blood?
    From maybe being pecked?
  3. 13ChickenGirl

    13ChickenGirl Songster

    May 20, 2017
    Looks like she was attacked or something. It does a bit swollen. May I ask, is half of her beak missing? Either way, apply Vertricyn, and maybe a liquid bandage spray to prevent other chickens from pecking her wound.
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  4. Chappellchicks

    Chappellchicks In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2015
    Thanks for your help. I'm guessing it is dried blood from getting her comb scratched or pecked. Her beak is cut bc she was from a factory farm. We are third owners. She's been good chicken for us.

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