comb injury ????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wetherwell, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. Wetherwell

    Wetherwell Out Of The Brooder

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    I just went out to check the girls to see if they've given me any presents .....errrr eggs when I noticed one of my girls ( I have 6 buff orps ) has a little bit of blood [​IMG] on the "crack" that is between the comb and the head and it looks like her comb has been injured or pecked. It wasn't like that at 10:30 this morning when I went to gather eggs and was just out at 2 pm when I saw this.

    We have a wire dog kennel set up as their "yard" and I'm thinking that is what could have done it or perhaps another girl being a brat ? The reason I think the kennel is because the door has a "boogered" spot at the bottom from the previous owners crazy dogs trying to eat the wire ~

    Besides neopsorin is there anything else I can do ?

    Noone else's combs look funny but hers so that's why I 'm thinking it's not frost bite but I've never heard of frost bite causing bleeding.

    Thanks for any tips or advice~
     
  2. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    I'm no expert but I think if you put BlueKote or RedKote on it - it will heal. Also I believe that Neosporin works too but your aren't supposed to put aspirin on them - do a search about Neosporin use before trying it to get info on what to use and dosage.
     
  3. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From your description it sounds like pecking or some other injury. I've found that even if not treated minor comb injuries heal rather quickly. If you do decide to treat, I agree that both Blu-Kote and Neosporin are your best choices. If your girl is getting pecked, Blu-Kote will hide the injury from your other girls while the injury is healing. Careful using Blu-Kote though - it stains clothes and hands and doesn't wash off easily.
     
  4. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    Yeah Bluekote is a big mess. I used it tonight and I think I got just as much on me a I did on my pullet. I tried to spray thru a hole poked in a papercup to pinpoint the area more. But I didn't have a helper and things got messy.
     
  5. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first time I used Blu-Kote I didn't know how badly it stained. My laundry tub was stained inside for several weeks until it finally wore off, and I was ashamed for anyone to see my bluish hands at work. Next time I use it I think I'll wear rubber gloves lol
     

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