Urgent! Chicken with injured comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PearlTheDuck, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I woke up this morning to this, I don't know how this happened but I don't want to put her down. I don't know what to do I have never delt with anything like this. She is acting normal, layed her egg, eating, drinking etc... Most her comb seems like it might be detached


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  2. chickens really

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    First question.......Do you have a Rooster????
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    There is no reason to "put her down".

    Have you cleaned up the wound to see how extensive it is? The bloody areas may just be run offs and only a little at the back of the comb was torn.

    Clean it up, put some Blue Kote on it, make sure no one is pecking her and let it heal.


    But if it looks like it needs to be repaired, I would use some of the liquid bandage stuff.
     
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  4. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, and we're sure he did it
     
  5. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I will get the stuff, Thank you
     
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  7. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, he's 6 months old
     
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  9. PearlTheDuck

    PearlTheDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The nearest tsc is an hour away and I can't make it there today to get the blue kote. Is there anything else I can use? And after looking at it I don't think it will need liquid bandage. The blood is clotting/scabing up on its own so can it heal itself?
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Wash it good and Blue or green food colouring works in a pinch too.....Just masks the blood......


    Cheers!
     
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