Comb Injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AMChandler, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. AMChandler

    AMChandler Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our girls somehow tore off most of the front part of her comb:

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    I checked the forums here and we did what they said: clipped off the hanging down part, and I put some hydrogen peroxide on it. She's acting ok, jumped back up in the bush with her friend who was clucking for her. Its still bleeding pretty good though. (that red bit on the end of her beak is blood) Just looking for reassurance, I guess. That we did the right thing and she'll be ok. Feeling sick over the whole thing and a little bit fainty too. Ugh. Chicken ranching is not for the fainthearted!

    Anything else we should do?
    Thanks!

    (not the greatest pic cuz its getting dark out, and I had to photoshop the exposure a bit so you can see anything and man is it a long process to upload photos from an iphone. anyone got any tricks for that???)
     
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  2. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You did great! If you have any Blu kote put that on there. It will keep others from picking on her (they love red blood) and medicate it a little.
     
  3. AMChandler

    AMChandler Out Of The Brooder

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    How long will it bleed, and could she die or bleed to death? Should I dunk her head in ice water?
     
  4. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I left you hanging. It should bleed for oh 15 minutes if they leave her alone and dont peck at her. Direct pressure for at least 5 minutes would be good. Should not be necessary though. It looks worse than it is. Dunking her head? I wouldn't.

    How is she? Go get some blu kote and put it on the red sore areas. That way her buddies wont pick on her.
     
  5. AMChandler

    AMChandler Out Of The Brooder

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    She is doing great now. Thanks for your input!
     

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