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Juliana    Posted 01-01-2004 at 15:17:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a rooster that started bleeding, pretty badly, from his comb, this afternoon. (There are only three hens.)I have no idea why. The weather here in E Tn has been mild, got up to about 60* today. There is a light in the coop to give added warmth. We have had much colder weather. Is this a result of a past(?) frost bite? His comb has never bled before and has looked good until today. I mean he REALLY was bleeding alot! All down his white neck. The only thing I think of was to wash him off with warm water, then I saw that it was the base of the comb. I left him out all day so the hens wouldn't bother him. He seems OK now, but what if this happens again?

bulldinkie    Posted 01-02-2004 at 05:46:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Get some of that powder stop bleed we use it on swans when we pinion them.Its always good to have it on hand with animals.

deadcarp    Posted 01-01-2004 at 16:21:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds like he somehow tangled with something sharp. take a good look to see if it's a tear or what. infections don't normally follow an edge of anything - keep an eye on him, they can get by without a comb atall if need be - any chance of pets or wires or owls or ---- ?
oh god, i remember when our neighbor's beagle stuck is head in a boxful of kittens. he came out wearing most of them and wanting nothing more than to find the door - poor benny :)

Juliana    Posted 01-01-2004 at 18:50:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Now that you mention it, the base of the comb does look it may have been "cut", the pen has the standard chicken wire and has been OK. No pets, etc. got at it. The pen is right off the kitchen so I can see them. How much blood is too much blood for a chicken to lose? The first thing he did when I put him back in with the hens is "love" them! He has been eating and drinking.

bill b va    Posted 01-01-2004 at 15:33:18       [Reply]  [No Email]

could have been worse and been like that bobbit woman and cut his pecker off

Kens640    Posted 01-03-2004 at 14:25:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Talking about Bobbit ; did ya hear about her sister trying to do the same thing to her husband ? She was arrested & tried in court but all she was charged with was a missed da wiener . Ken

Dieselrider    Posted 01-01-2004 at 15:21:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Could it be the hens pecking him?

Cindi    Posted 01-01-2004 at 17:02:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Find the source and put a big gob of udder balm on it and keep an eye on it. He could be sick and getting pecked or it could have been a one time injury.

Kens640    Posted 01-03-2004 at 14:30:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cindy , it's called Bag Balm , not utter balm . Works well for hemroids too . I know because before my X left me she was a real pain in de butt . I still have part of a can left . Ken

Juliana    Posted 01-01-2004 at 18:40:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cindi, what the heck is "udder balm"? I don't have any cows, there are not any around here, just steer. The hens have never pecked at him they were all raised together and get along fine. Is there something else I could use? Is there any over the counter meds I could use?

Cindi    Posted 01-01-2004 at 20:53:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
There's lots of generic varieties but for a wound like this bag balm, as Bob has correctly identified it, is really good. You can get it at most any feed store.

Bob    Posted 01-01-2004 at 20:49:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bag Balm

Juliana    Posted 01-02-2004 at 12:37:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you both so much. It looks good today, the hens have not been pecking at him, so that is a good sign.

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