Open Wound on Comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by farmer geek, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. farmer geek

    farmer geek Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen has a cut on her comb that is bleeding very profusely. It is near the base and is about midway through. Does anyone have any ideas on how to close up the wound and stop her bleeding? Is there risk of infection? So far I put a bit of vaseline on it to stop the blood a bit. Was that a good move?
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Do you have a styptic powder? Cornstarch or flour will work in a pinch (just try not to get it in her nostrils).
    Good luck!
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Wipe off the Vaseline, put a little flour or corn starch on it, then keep gentle pressure on it til it stops.
     

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