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HELP! Roosters comb ripped from his head!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by j23, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. j23

    j23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I came home from work today to find my Roosters comb ripped clean out of his head.. there is a big gaping wound on his head and his comb was laying, whole, on the ground.. his neck feathers were all ruffled up as well. The gas man happened to be at my house and told me a stray dog, a small black and white terrier, got into my yard and went after my rooster. What do I do!?! He seems alright, he was walking around with his hens, but he was visibly upset.. he usually lets me pick him right up, instead he was real spooky.. Im not sure how to treat his wound.. its not pouring blood, but obviously it was bleeding a little.. I dont think it's life threatening but I dont want him to get an infection... what do I do!?
     
  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Well, some roos get dubbed, so I would just treat it as a flesh wound. Neosporin, and some treats, hopefully, he'll be fine.
    Smack the dog for me...
     
  3. j23

    j23 Out Of The Brooder

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    just squirt in some neosporin each morning for a couple of days? ...and the dog has something special coming when/if i see him again.
     
  4. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I'd wash it out really well with a disinfectant and apply an antibiotic ointment to it....the other birds may or may not peck at the area, so watch for that and isolate your roo until the area is no longer so red and raw. It will have to heal by second intention....in other words, from the inside out. Watch for infection and parasites and just let him heal. Most chickens are very tough, so try not to worry.
     
  5. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Davian

    Davian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy is he gonna look weird when it heals.
     
  7. Snowygirl

    Snowygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:no kidding, give it one of these 4 me...[​IMG]
     
  8. egglicious

    egglicious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is so very awful as my own dog killed two of my chickens a few weeks ago. It was awful! But I have to say please don't blame or hurt the dog. It is the owners fault, not the dog who is just being a dog. I know when my dog hurt my chickens, it was my fault. Hopefully that dog is back home and under control. Might be time for more predator proofing...

    I really hope your guy is okay. Sounds like he will be!
     

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