Ripped combs! Disinfecting? Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fruit Juice, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Fruit Juice

    Fruit Juice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom saw a cat near the coop and shooed it away, and after school I came to check on the and there faces were bloodied and one of their combs was ripped.There was blood on the wire, so they must have torn it in an attempt to get away from the cat! What can I do to disinfect?! Please Help!
     
  2. Fruit Juice

    Fruit Juice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. Fruit Juice

    Fruit Juice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the cat must have come again, because they were freaking out again. I put them in their coop and they calmed down and flew up on the roost.
     
  4. poultrypatch

    poultrypatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you wash them with some hydrogen peroxide ??? I'd use a clean rag to wipe it on with.
    I'm a nurse and haven't had the need to patch up chikkies yet. LOL Hope this helps.
    Liz
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  5. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any antibiotic without pain killers will help keep infection out. Watch them to be sure they aren`t cannibalizing the bloody hens. Get rid of that cat.........Pop
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    personally, I don't do any treatment for combs when they tear. They do tend to bleed alot which flushes them out good and they heal well on their own. I would tend to that pesty cat tho. [​IMG]
     

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