Yellow, pussy scab on rooster's comb?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Alexandra33, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been noticing for a few days that Jack has this really gross-looking scab on his comb that's yellow and resembles dried egg yolk. When pulled off, an indentation full of thick, sticky pus is revealed - any idea what's going on with him? He seems otherwise, very healthy, vibrant, and full of attitude.

    This is the scab after removal. (sorry about my peeling skin.....it's eczema)
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    It appears to be a peck wound or injury since there are other black peck wounds of dried blood. I would apply some betadine or Vetericyn to the wound after cleaning the scab off. Do you have another rooster?
     
  3. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ah, thank you! [​IMG] I actually just cleaned it out with Vetericyn and a cotton swab. Yes, we actually have 6 other roosters; 4 bantams and 2 LF. (Jack himself is an LF) I also wouldn't put it past our hens to have done this to him since they are in charge around here. [​IMG]

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