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Torn Comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by joshg, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. joshg

    joshg Hatching

    Jan 9, 2009
    Santa Cruz Mountains
    Hi All - one of my girls (BO - 8 months old) has a pretty badly torn comb. Not sure how it happened but all the sudden she was bleeding...like she got it caught on something. I'd say it is roughly 1/3 of her entire comb...bad enough that it is nearly hanging around her eye. At first it did not seem like a big deal. She seemed ok and it wasn't bleeding too bad. I went back to check on her a bit ago and noticed that she's bleeding more now and the other girls in the coop have blood on their beaks. I isolated the injured girl to a safe spot in the coop with food and water. She still seems ok...scratching away in her private area. Any recommendations beyond that? Thanks.
  2. peeboo

    peeboo Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    fort bragg nc
    Def keep her away from the others to keep them from picking at it. just keep a close eye on her and her comb and i would disinfect it w/ some neosporin. hope all goes well
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member


    Just clean it up and keep her away from the others till it heals up. That should be fine. Some neosporin may help, but if you use it, don't use any pain relief types.

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