Persistent Scab on Comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gillymae, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. gillymae

    gillymae New Egg

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    Hello! I recently purchased a serama rooster from a girl in my ffa chapter because she was not taking good care of him :( He's receiving much better care, but he has had a persistent scab on his comb since I got him roughly a month ago. I've been applying vetericyn with minimal results. Another girl told me he's had the scab for as long as she can remember. Anything I can put on it to help it heal?

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    Last edited: Jul 14, 2016
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Is he housed with any other chickens?
    If so they are most likely pecking at the scab and keeping it from healing. My rooster has a small place on his, I treat and treat, but he let's the girls pick at it if they want. A rooster will take just about anything if the girls are paying attention to him.

    I have used plain neosporin, a+d, iodine, blue kote with mixed results. Just when it looks good/almost healed, he sweetly stands there and let's his ladies pick at it[​IMG]

    The only option I can think of is to isolate him until it's completely healed.
     
  3. gillymae

    gillymae New Egg

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    He is housed with a hen, but thats a recent occurence. I will isolate him though since I can't be sure his previous owner didn't house him with others. Thank you! (I do have neosporin on me so I'll give that a try too!)
     
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    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It doesn't look too bad, combs usually heal fairly quickly if left alone (no one pecking at it). I suspect it is from a previous insect bite/injury/pecking wound. Cosmetically it may not look that great, I've seen much worse though.I see no worrisome signs like pus, oozing (signs of infection).
     

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