I dubbed him

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by funonahonda, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It felt like he was one of my kids and I was all shaking and nervous, he kept bleeding so I had to keep putting flour on his comb ,man you just don't know I feel so bad, I even have to do his waddles after his comb heals. I had to put him in the garage for the night because when I put him back in the coop with the others he was rubbing his head on all of them and it started bleeding again.[​IMG]:hit
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Best of luck. If the garage is "cold" his comb won't bleed so much b/c of reduced blood flow.
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Awww... [​IMG] Hang in there!
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    aw!..that must have been so hard!....was he frostbitten?...its better then him being in pain from that..so you did the right thing!.....i have a couple of suspect combs i am keeping an eye on also...i dread having to this also....[​IMG]...my thoughts are with you and the roo!...[​IMG]..
     
  5. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    OMG I am watching my roo's wattles with worry, what made you decide to dub his comb? I know they can get infected if they go necrotic, but am afraid I wouldn't know.... how did you know?
     
  6. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Necrotic tissue isn't subtle. It's black, peeley/flakey and often smelly.
    funonahonda, you have my sympathy and respect. A necrotic infection is a horrible, painful way to die. The dubbing will be forgotten in a matter of hours. Heck, it may have been more painful for you than the bird.
     
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  7. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the kind words from everyone, it was really hard to put myself to do it but, I had to do it to save my rooster that the family loves, but I have to go through it again when I do his waddles.
     
  8. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    I noticed today my roo has 2 black tips on his comb and so does one of the RIR hens, just the very itty bitty tip. Should I still take it off?
     
  9. Poohbear

    Poohbear On a Time Out

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    You'll be glad you dubbed him in the morning when you look and see he is fine. They scab over and will heal with a beautiful, red comb. Now he can tuck his head under his wing at night and stay warm. GOOD JOB!
     
  10. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will the blood on his feathers go away or will I have to clean him off?
     

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