ROO #2 TORN COMB

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by roosmom, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. roosmom

    roosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In his haste to get away from the "terrible black tarp carrying the fallen leaves" [​IMG] he ran into the chicken wire fence. When he pulled his head out it ripped the back half of his comb almost all the way off.
    I waited too see if the other chickens would pick on him when it started bleeding, but they didnt (he is almost as big as my ROO). No one bothered him and when DH got home we wrapped him up in a towel and using my best heavy duty sewing shears, I cut it off [​IMG] . We mopped up the blood as much as we could until it had almost stopped.
    We tried to put triple antibiotic ointment on it, but it was still kinda bleeding. He was fine the next day. These are my questions......Is there something I should watch for? Is there something else I should be doing?
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would put iodine on it 2x times a day till it is all healed. The last thing you want is an infection.
     
  3. skand

    skand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Odessa, Tx
    If it's bleeding, a lil corn starch applied should help it stop.
    Make sure it stays clean and dry.
     
  4. roosmom

    roosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ooooohhhhh, I remember that stuff, it hurts like hell. My mother used to put that on us when we got cuts and stuff. Thanks I appreciate your help. I will try to find something else. More ointment maybe?
     
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Farm and Fleet sells it in the livestock section. A gallon jug of gentle iodine runs about $13.00. It does not sting. I use it for my horse, chickens and llama. I have gotten it on my self when I have had cut and no burning or stinging. HTH.
     
  6. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    upstate
    if you have biting bugs out there you can use blue coat, at tractor supply. helps wounds heal and repells bugs from the wound,just don't get it in his eyes.
     

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