Infected Comb? Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FRlEDeggs, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cricket, our Welsummer pullet has multiple scabs and wounds on her comb, and we are unsure of the causes. It seems like they have been there for a few days because they are half-healed.
    Part of her comb is puffy, and you can see something yellow underneath which we think is puss. We have applied Neosporin, and will keep doing that for the next few days. Will that help? What do you guys suggest? We have Red-Kote but I don't want the other hens to pick on her and make it worse. Pictures are below.

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  2. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone??

    And on a side note- She also has extremely watery poop. It's almost all water
     
  3. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

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    Do a search for Fowl Pox. That's what it looks like to me.
    Edit: Excellent pictures, by the way. Thank you.
     
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  4. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She has not been laying recently, and she has very watery poop, but other than that she seems fine
     
  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree about the fowl pox. Also, I might would make a small opening oh that comb to express the pus. Keep applying ointment and keep it separated from the others if possible until healed.[​IMG]
     
  7. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible she's getting pecked by another of your chickens?
    Quote:She has not been laying recently, and she has very watery poop, but other than that she seems fine
     
  8. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She has not been laying recently, and she has very watery poop, but other than that she seems fine


    It is possible, but I can't be sure..
    I am about to go poke her comb and let the puss out, and hopefully isolate her for a bit
     
  9. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just tried getting the pus out.. no luck.
     

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