First time here, found my rooster's comb bit/torn off

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by AwardMutea, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. AwardMutea

    AwardMutea Just Hatched

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    Hello, I joined this forum specificaly because of this. Im new at raising chicken though now that I am I wish I started much earlier. Anyway I have two roosters I keep separate because they cant stand each other. Today however one of them managed to get out of its coop and I found its comb torn off completely and dripping Blood. Im not sure if its their fighting which caused it or some other animal. Anyway it looks painful and I need to know if it could be fatal and what to do.
    Thanks.



    Ps: I built my first DIY coop with help from this forum before I joined so Thanks to the owners of this platform and members.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my hens got into a fight when i introduced then to each other. All you need to do is to put petroleum jelly on it. It will help it heel.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sorry about your injured roo. Roosters do NOT usually get along if they know there are hens around. If you cannot keep the roos occupied with their own flocks, I would suggest rehoming one of them. The next fight may end with a dead rooster - probably the gentlest one.
     
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    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Great to have a another poultry over!
     
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there and welcome to Backyard Chickens!! So sorry to hear about the injured rooster. :( I wrote an article on wound care for chickens, it might help you take care of the wound: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/wound-care-for-chickens. The comb will not grow back, I know this from personal experience, the king has lost his crown! I hope you enjoy BYC as much as I have!
     
  7. AwardMutea

    AwardMutea Just Hatched

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    Well hello everybody and that was fast, im loving this community more and more. The rooster looks fine and is going about his business as usual though he does cut quite a depressing figure without his comb. I washed the wound with salty water but Ill stil apply the jelly and post it to the emergencies section just in case. I do keep them separate because its not the first time they've gotten into a bloody fight, I might have left the coop door unlatched or something.Its still in with the other hens however,so I will separate it so they dont peck at the wound.
    Again thanks everyone for the help, I also have a brooding hen with 6 eggs on its 1st week so Ill be back for more help soon
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    Lovely day.
     
  8. AwardMutea

    AwardMutea Just Hatched

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    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    I am glad to hear he is starting to feel better! Yes, you almost always get extremely fast responses here, you never have to wait long. It is a great site!
     
  10. AwardMutea

    AwardMutea Just Hatched

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    It is ill be using it from now on. Thanks again.
     

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