Plymouth Barred Rock Rooster's comb is bleeding (Not an emergency)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EquestrianGirl, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. EquestrianGirl

    EquestrianGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    This afternoon when I went outside, I picked up my rooster to cuddle him for a minute. I noticed that his comb seemed to be wet, and I touched it, only to find that it was blood! There are no visible cuts, scratches, etc. The blood just seems to be coming straight out of his comb. Any ideas as to what this might be?
     
  2. RanchGirl13

    RanchGirl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    can I see some pics please
     
  3. EquestrianGirl

    EquestrianGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I took this one yesterday. But I don't think it was bleeding then. I'd go get a picture now, but it's already dark out, and the chickens are already asleep.
     
  4. it is possible his comb scraped against something very rough and that tore small bits out of it. I would keep an eye on him to make sure it isn't recurring, and if I were you, I wouldn't worry.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    He probably just scraped his comb on something or was pecked by another bird--things like that happen to chickens all the time. As long as the bleeding doesn't continue, there is nothing to worry about. But if you want to, you can put some antibiotic ointment (make sure it doesn't contain any caine/cain ingredients) on his comb.
     
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