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Comb injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jamatis57, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. jamatis57

    jamatis57 New Egg

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    So I discovered a comb injury on one of my chickens recently. Not sure whether to isolate the chicken and just let it heal or to cut the comb. It mainly looks like dried blood around the injury. Thanks for the help in advance. Here are some picture [​IMG]
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!

    I would definitely put something on this wound. It still looks iffy to me. I like to use Scarlet Oil on combs. It is very similar to Blu-kote, but it is red like the comb and will help to hide injuries. You can find this stuff in the horse section of bigger feed stores. Maybe put some antibiotic topical cream on it too. I wouldn't separate her out so that you don't have to worry about reintroducing, but I would keep a close eye on her. Who ever attacked her could do it again. Chickens love to go after wounds.
     
  3. jamatis57

    jamatis57 New Egg

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    Thanks. I've been putting antiseptic on it but I will definitely look into scarlet oil. Just trying to make sure I'm doing all I can for proper and speedy recovery
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I think you are doing about all you can. Keep an eye on her and it and she should make a complete recovery. :)
     

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