how do i treat this comb issue/injury?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fallenweeble, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i sprung this chicken from a local shelter today. it looks okay except that the comb seems to be a bit scabby. any ideas as to the nature of this problem (parasites, injury, infection?) and the best way to treat it?
    this is what the rest of the chicken looks like:
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    thank you!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quareninte 3-4 weeks so you don't risk your current flock. Looks like a scab from fighting or running into something.
     
  3. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    I think I would try washing with saline, dabbing with a betadine tea..(slightly diluted betadine)
    and/or applying triple antibiotic ointment..
    if no improvement after a few days..post back.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It doesn't look that bad at all. It should come off within a week or so. Some looks like it already has come off. Don't worry about it. Do check for mites and lice though as that is something that would suck to bring to the flock.
     
  5. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the fast replies!
    ya'll are awesome!

    and, yup, we are doing quarantine fer sure. i don't want to pass anything on to the rest of the flock.
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    f. weeble
     

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