Part of her comb is missing!?

momofchicks

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It looks like the top half of her comb got cut off. What could have happened and what do I need to do to help her heal?
Oh, and yes there is some black spots on there, I posted a pic of our Rooster and most of you said just scratch marks, but now what?

Thanks
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beakkeeper

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yikes. that doesn't look normal... I would apply some antiseptic and some anti-pick stuff. I really don't know what could have caused it tho...
 

ruth

Life is a Journey
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Yep, rowdy rooster. I have a Buff Orp that fights the roos and now, after stitching her up from the back of comb to shoulder blades, I keep her separate from them. She refuses to submit and she fights them. She got into a second brawl with them the other day after getting out and they nearly tore off her eyelid.

I believe I read that the combs do not grow back but I don't think that's going to bother the roo.
 

bargain

Love God, Hubby & farm
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Apr 13, 2008
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Check out fowl pox with those purple spots!

There is med for this and it could spread throughout your poultry. Good luck
 

ruth

Life is a Journey
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The purple is just a bruised, bloody, discolored spot, as best I can tell. That happens when a hunk gets bitten out.

Clean and let heal. She'll be o.k. I actually saw a thread on here once where they showed pictures of cutting the combs off chickens and roosters - in areas where it freezes a lot - to keep them from gettting frostbite. You might could do a search and see if you could find it. It showed how to do it and how to treat it.
 

momofchicks

Songster
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Thank you all, I was hoping it wasn't anything major. She is actually his favorite hen, if you know what I mean. So I'm sure he must have just been too manly that day
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