Torn Comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DebFitz, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. DebFitz

    DebFitz New Egg

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    One of my Wyandotte pullets got her head stuck in a fence and tore her comb at the base where it attached to the top of her head. About 1/4" was detached. It bled a bit but not profusely and has clotted now. I cleaned and disinfected the area and have her in a separate pen. Is there anything else I should do for her?

    TIA for any advice ...
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. I would have done what you have already. I would also get some BluKote to dab on or spray on the wound when you decide to place her back with the others. It is very staining (dark blue/violet,) so be careful with it. There are other preparations such as AluShield, Aluspray, or aluminum spray dressing available at farm stores that will hide wounds and act as a shield or barrier. Here is a link to read: http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/alushieldtrade;-aerosol-bandage-75-g
     
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  3. DebFitz

    DebFitz New Egg

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    Thanks ... I'll get some of that.
     

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