RJ's comb look injured...Should I be worried?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bubba42511, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. bubba42511

    bubba42511 In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2014
    I went outside to check on the girls and noticed RJ's comb looked injured. I think maybe there may have been a tussle with one of the other girls and she got RJ's comb. Should I be worried about infection? How do you treat a comb injury?[​IMG]
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It will probably heal on it's own since it appears to be a peck wound. I have had roosters' combs split and bleeding, and not treated them, mostly because I couldn't catch them. Since the bleeding has stopped, about the only thing I might do it to apply some iodine or Betadine to the scab.
  3. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    Combs are not too prone to get infected. You could put some Neosporin on it and check it every day. I'm glad it scabbed over. Chickens can be tempted to keep pecking when they see bright red fresh blood. There is an antiseptic product sold at farm stores called Blu Kote that, as the name suggests, is blue and helps hide a fresh wound. You probably don't need it now that her comb is scabbed over, but is a good product to have on hand.

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