Part of her comb is missing!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by momofchicks, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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  2. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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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...
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Looks like a rowdy Rooster got to her! [​IMG] She should be fine.
     
  4. ruth

    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.
     
  5. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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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
     
  6. ruth

    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.
     
  7. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 [​IMG]
     

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