Sore on rooster comb

Amramos11

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My two roosters have open sores on their combs. They had been dry but least night I noticed my E/ comb looked like it had pus on it. Any ideas?
 

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I would clean the one that has pus with an antiseptic like chlorhexidine (Hibiclens) or similar then apply a dab of Blu Kote.

Are these roosters with hens? Often a rooster will let hens pick at scabs and they become infected. I've had to move a rooster to his own pen in order to get a comb wound healed up because hens keep picking at it.

The other one where the scab is closed up/healing, I would see if it will just heal up on it's own.
 

Amramos11

In the Brooder
Sep 2, 2021
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I would clean the one that has pus with an antiseptic like chlorhexidine (Hibiclens) or similar then apply a dab of Blu Kote.

Are these roosters with hens? Often a rooster will let hens pick at scabs and they become infected. I've had to move a rooster to his own pen in order to get a comb wound healed up because hens keep picking at it.

The other one where the scab is closed up/healing, I would see if it will just heal up on it's own.
They are in with the hens. The one with the sore that’s more open wasn’t like that in days prior. It was dried and healing. I’ll do as mentioned above and keep an eye on it. Just wanted to make sure it wasn’t something contagious or crazy. We’re still in our first year of raising chickens
 

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I have comb peckers too, but my roosters actually discipline the hens who do it. When they attempt a peck, the rooster will bop the peckers on their head, & stare. Then the peckers leave.
There's usually a stare before the bopping.
 

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