Torn Comb - Advise?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lily97, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. Lily97

    Lily97 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just introduced my 5 month old Buff Orpington into my flock of 5 last night. This morning I went to check on her and the back half of her comb was torn off and I think one of my other chickens probably attacked her. I cleaned the wound with water and I have put neosporin and corn starch on to stop the bleeding. I have also put her in her own cage and I covered it to make it dark in hope that she would settle down. Is there anything additional that I should do?
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You have done everything that I would have done. Continue putting the neosporin on every day or so until she heals. She should heal soon, as chickens have a quite remarkable healing ability. Just this week, one of my birds had a chunk taken out of her comb. She is now fully healed, and you can't even tell that she was ever injured.
     

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