Help! What is this...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by RTRae, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. RTRae

    RTRae New Egg

    Dec 11, 2016
    Ridgefield, CT USA
    Just found this on one of my four New Hampshire red hens comb. anyone have an idea what this is and how to fix it? Thank you all in advance![​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2016
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Looks like a pecking injury or scrape. Should heal on its own.
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    If you have a Rooster/Roosters......It could be from mating or pecking.........

    As long as the flock does not start pecking her head from seeing the blood, she will heal fine......Blu-kote helps.....

  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Ditto Dat^^^^ Looks minor.

    Blukote can attract as much pecking attention as blood in my experience...I avoid using it.
  5. aldarita

    aldarita Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2012
    Brenham TX
    In my experience Blu-kote attracts attention as much as blood does, so it is better to let it heal by itself and watch for pecking

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