Torn comb

mdquilts

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Poor Edith has a torn comb. She is a 23 week old RIR and has the smallest comb of my 6 girls. It had stopped bleeding when we noticed the wound and nobody is pecking at her and she doesn’t seem bothered. They just went into the coop for the night. I have Bactine and hydrocortisone on hand. Should I use one of those now or let her be until morning and go get something else?
Thank you in advance
 

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RhodeIslandRed5

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What a coincidence. I have a RIR pullet who tore her comb(not as bad as yours) last night. I noticed all the blood on her head and was like, oh.....no..... How it happened, I haven't the slightest idea. Anyway, I cleaned up the blood and used Neosporin. Today she is fine.
 

mdquilts

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What a coincidence. I have a RIR pullet who tore her comb(not as bad as yours) last night. I noticed all the blood on her head and was like, oh.....no..... How it happened, I haven't the slightest idea. Anyway, I cleaned up the blood and used Neosporin. Today she is fine.

Neosporin was my first thought but it’s nowhere to be found :barnie
 

RhodeIslandRed5

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BTW, she's a very pretty girl! I have five RIR pullets. Each one has a different personality. The one who tore her comb is my least favorite; she's extremely skittish and screams when you try to catch her. She's a total coward!! :oops:
 

Ebony Rose

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Edith has always been my favorite. She has always been the first to come to me and would climb up my arm to my shoulder since she was in the brooder. I will have to get my husband to help remove the damaged part
Very sharp kitchen shears with your blood stopper of choice. Highly recommend wrapping her in a towel that you don't mind getting bloody, as it will keep her from flapping her wings and distracting and upsetting everyone involved in the surgery. I use a product simply called Blood Stop; have no idea what it's made of, and haven't had to use it yet... but I bought a bottle of it for just in case. If you have blu-kote spray, (or purple, or anything but red), you can spritz that on her head after she's stopped bleeding as antiseptic and camouflage. You may consider putting her on antibiotics as a preventative of infection. This could have been caused by an accident with the rooster or just as likely an accident with fencing... something of that nature.
 

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