Pus pocket on comb. To lance or not to lance?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by magentamomma, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. magentamomma

    magentamomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I introduced a new rooster to my flock and they fought(of course). So now thye are mostly healed up, except one of them has a pocket of pus on his comb. My question is whether to lance it or just leave it alone? If it were my kid I would lance it, but I don't know how bad a comb would bleed. Any help?
     
  2. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get gloves and lance it then clean it up really good, there is no reason to let an infection go if you dont have to.
    remember to keep yourself clean as well, as far as it bleeding it will some to a degree
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2009
  3. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the lancing. Shouldn't be too much blood. If you think there might be you can purchase blood stop powder at the feed store before doing 'surgery'. It's good to have on hand anyway
     
  4. magentamomma

    magentamomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what I was thinking. i would do it if it were my kids or myself. I will head out tommorow morning to get it done. I was just worried about the structure of combs, that I might hit a blood vessel.
     

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