Comb injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EIEIO_farm, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. EIEIO_farm

    EIEIO_farm Chirping

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    0DD768A3-6C65-47F0-BAFC-23EA64D2C2A9.jpeg F6DC45AD-B219-4641-A7CC-DDB7C7B5CBB2.jpeg My 5 month old cockerel has a comb injury, it’s bleeding and part is literally hanging by a thread. What should I do??
     
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  2. Jman45

    Jman45 Chirping

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    If you have it, I’ve read honey can help this heal.. but he May need a stitch or two
     
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  3. EIEIO_farm

    EIEIO_farm Chirping

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    Should I just put the honey directly on it?
     
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  4. staceyj

    staceyj Enabler

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    Personally, I’d wrap him snugly in a towel, lay him across my lap and with a sterilized pair of tiny scissors I’d snip it off.
    Hold pressure firmly for a few minutes.

    Dab with styptic powder or flour if it bleeds.

    Then apply antibiotic ointment for a few days.

    It should heal fast.

    The reason I would take this step is because I’d be afraid one of the flockmates might notice he has a boo boo and go after it and then It could get ugly.
    I’d rather take it off and avoid that possibility.
     
  5. Jman45

    Jman45 Chirping

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    do what Stacy j said, but once you snip it off. Apply a little bit of honey and anti biotic ointment and it should heal up
     
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  6. EIEIO_farm

    EIEIO_farm Chirping

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    Okay, yeah I think I’ll do that! We have a few other roos so I don’t want to take the chance of it getting worse.
     
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    FlyingNunFarm Free Ranging

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    Their combs bleed like a human scalp. A pin hole bleeds like a bullet wound.

    Depending on how thin the thread is it’s hanging from, it may just die and fall off. If it’s really thin I would trim it off. Put something on it to stop bleeding. Styptic powder, corn starch, I’ve used flour.

    Wounds like that are hard to heal just due to location. Unless you stitch it in place every time he shakes his head the wound will try to reopen.
     
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  8. EIEIO_farm

    EIEIO_farm Chirping

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    Thank you so much!!
     
  9. Jman45

    Jman45 Chirping

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    Keep me updated on how he is in the next few days
     
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    EIEIO_farm Chirping

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    Thank you I will!!
     

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