Please help... one of my birds is bleeding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Skip, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Skip

    Skip Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just went out to see my chickens, and one of them has a bleeding comb.

    Is there anything I can put on it to stop the bleeding and prevent infection?

    I don't know the cause of the bleeding, but I doubt that the other birds caused it. The chicken is in good health otherwise, and the bleeding is not too severe.

    What should I do?
     
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,869
    13
    181
    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    She could have ran into something sharp, but it's more likely that she got in a little quarrel with one of her flockmates. It will heal just fine on its own, but you could rub some neosporin on it if you want.
     
  3. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    If the bleeding doesn't stop you can put cornstarch on the owie. Helps pretty quickly.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by