1. Southern Ann

    Southern Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a rooster yesterday and he has little black scabs on his comb and he has a hole about the size of a point of a pencil also. I have to show him in May and need help healing his comb. Any ideas of what to put on the comb? Also I homemade remedy to make feathers heal?
     
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    If you rooster has/had fowl pox, some iodine applied with a Q-tip may speed the healing process.

    Feathers healing from what? molt? -- being damaged. In anycase, get a good feed for him with a good protein content such as 20%. When I added 'poultry cell' by rooster booster to water one of my males got very glossy feathers there after.

    Giving him a bath with something like adam's flea soap for dogs may also improve his appearance.
     
  3. Southern Ann

    Southern Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not fowl pox it's from the chickens he use to live with. I've put some medicine to heal the scabs but there's a pretty big hole through the middle of the comb. Does a comb heal like human skin? Also when I mean damaged feathers as in other chickens broke some of them. I have him on hight protein food, just wondering if there any thing faster. Thank you!

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    Last edited: Apr 2, 2016

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