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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jolly wattles, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Songster

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    This poor thangs comb never grew in right. Causes her depth perception issues. Almost drowns drinking water lol 20180920_171650.jpg
     
  2. jolly wattles

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    townchicks Crowing

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    You can trim that. Search for "dubbing" videos.
     
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    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

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    You might consider dubbing her comb. It is common to do that in some breeds for showing. There have been quite a few birds whose combs have grown oddly or have caused severe problems. I would consider it if it really bothers her. Since I don’t know much about dubbing, here is some reading:
    https://ultimatefowl.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/dubbing/
     
  5. jolly wattles

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    She's a happy chicken and doesn't have any real problems other trying to drink from a kiddy pool lol. When they are free ranging she has no troubles finding bugs and such. I dont think dubbing is necessary at this point. Not until she starts showing some real distress.
     
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    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

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    I wouldn’t do it either if she is fine with the comb in her eyes, and gets around well. It is never good to do something so drastic if it is unnecessary. I just thought you were looking for suggestions because she was having a hard time.
     
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  7. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Songster

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    Yeah sorry maybe posted in the wrong forum.
     
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    EggWalrus Crowing

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    It's like cutting hair, sorta.
    Just get someone to hold her, a sharp pair of heavy duty scissors and snip going from front to back. Make sure to have some flour to dab on if she bleeds a little. Next day she'll have a scab there and in a week she'll be prancing around with her healed comb and newfound vision!
    You can do it!
     
  9. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Crowing

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    It is never good to do something so drastic .[/QUOTE]


    There's nothing drastic about it.

    Except to you.

    Lots of show birds get docked or dubbed every day.
    After a few days, she'll enjoy not having a comb that roosters can drag her around by while getting get a little.
     
  10. jolly wattles

    jolly wattles Songster

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    I know what it entails. Read posts above. It's not necessary right now.
     
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