Sizzle with swollen comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by country, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. country

    country Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the 2nd time she's had this. About 6 wks ago I noticed her comb was swollen & kind of scabbed. When I touched it, it loosened up & came off. I put her by herself for a day so she wouldn't get picked on, put some antibiotic on the open wound.
    Here are some pictures. That's her on the right, before the scab came off.
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    Here is the piece that came off - top pic shows it upside down & you're seeing the part that was attached to her comb. The 2nd picture is the top of it.
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    Picture below is her face after it was off. The top part of her comb is at the bottom of the picture & her beak is at the top. In a few days it seemed healed enough to put her back with the others & the last time I checked it, her comb had healed & she looked perfectly normal. She's been doing fine until a few days ago.
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    She started getting thin & I couldn't see anything wrong, until today. Her comb is all swollen plus there is another swelling on the right side. Below are 2 pictures I took tonight.
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    Has anyone seen anything like this? Any suggestions on how to treat it? We have to leave tomorrow & will be out of town until late Sunday but I'll come on here as soon as we get back to see if anyone can tell me what I should do or anything I should put on it.
    Thank you.
    Sheri/Country
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    looks like some type of infection, it may be staph so get her some antibiotic and make sure you wash your hands good.
     
  3. country

    country Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't start shots today since we'll be gone tomorrow but I think I have some Terramycin that goes in the water & can have chicken helper put it in. Will that work?
     
  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    im not sure what type of antibiotic but just a guess the sulfur ones
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure what is wrong with her. But, I agree that you should probably give her antibiotics. Terramycin is generally used for respiratory infections. I think you would be better off using something like Penicillin or Baytril.
     

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