her comb is nasty...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TreyClark281, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicken's comb is very faded and it has some bloody spots on it. and some open wounds... i guess that the other chicken was pecking at it... but any ideas of what i could do to make its comb brighter and fix those wounds??


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    and so is her beak..


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    Last edited: Jul 17, 2007
  2. farmgirl2477

    farmgirl2477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might try some Vitimins & Electorlites in thier water. Could be that the heat is causing them to eat as much, thus getting a lower amount of needed nutrients.

    Just a though,
    Shannon
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Is her beak split too?
    I think your other birds are pecking at her comb, but it looks like part of it's been eaten too...
    You could also spray BlueKote or WoundKote on it, so it doesn't look so appetizing.
    Is she still laying or on hiatus? Obelisk's comb and face are pale right now because she's starting to moult.
     
  4. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont think her beak is split but ill try all the things ya said. and i dont ever see them pecking at her but it could of been the other chickens at the feed store...
    and she layed me 1 egg so far but none after that one....
    i got her a couple of weeks ago but she is laying i baught her fully growen.
    oh and what could i feed her to get the vitamins she needs.
    thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2007
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    You could give her extra protein and some oystershell calcium. You could also try putting Apple Cider Vinegar in her water.
     
  6. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i did all that when i got her.. i have oyster shells avalible to her and ACV avalibale too.
     

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