Hen tore her comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by un-named543, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. un-named543

    un-named543 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a small tear, and I washed the blood off of it, her face and feathers. I put ointment on it and put her back out in the coop on a roost for the night. Do I need to separate her from the others? There is no visible blood on her now but I'm sure the tear will turn dark as it heals and might be an attraction for pecking.
    The birds are not in a pen. There are 11 that run in a 24 X 56 foot open area.
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    There's no way to tell for certain whether others will pay attention to it or not. But if it doesn't stand out, I'd think she'll be just fine. The ample space you mentioned really helps too, because they're not focused on one another so much as contained birds. You might pick up a can of bluekote to have handy in case. It camouflages wounds - covers up the red.
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a girl get her comb torn but it had to be dubbed. I cut it off & it bleed alot.I put Blu-Kote on it & named her comb less.
     

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