I helped my hen with bloody comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gimmie birdies, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    my Sally got into a fight with the other hens[​IMG]
    her comb was bloody, I put flour on it to stop the bleeding and brought her in the house so she would not go into shock and so the other hens won't peck the flour. when the flour dries up I will put her back out- till then she gets a nap.
     
  2. PolkaDot77

    PolkaDot77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor chickie! I haven't heard of the flour trick. Have you used that before? It must work well!
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    it is supposed to stop bleeding- I read it in a chicken mag.
     
  4. saellis

    saellis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Corn starch is another good thing to use. I had a hen with an injured comb a couple weeks ago but the bleeding stopped on its own. I just put a little neosporin on it and she's doing fine.
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    it was a toss up between corn starch and flour I grabbed what was closest.
     

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