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So noticed Mr. Billy's comb this morning looked black at the tips.  Is this normal or something I need to take care of.  It is not cold where I am at so not frostbite I don't believe. 

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Is he the only one whose comb looks like that?

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Originally Posted by Allears View Post
 

Is he the only one whose comb looks like that?

I can't advise you, but could possibly be bruising according to this post   -  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/277165/black-tips-on-roos-comb


Edited by Allears - 11/21/15 at 11:40pm

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I can't advise you, but could possibly be bruising according to this post   -  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/277165/black-tips-on-roos-comb

Yes that I could tell yesterday. I'll check out that link thx.
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Looks like mild frostbite to me.

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Looks like mild frostbite to me.

Mmmmmm ok.
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Looks like mild frostbite to me.

Mmmmmm ok.

Do you live in a cold climate? Putting your location in your profile can help folks give better answers/suggestions.

Make sure you have plenty of ventilation, frostbite is caused by too much humidity and near freezing temps in the coop

 

Should clear up on it's own, I've seen this several times in my flock.

Might go back red again, might swell up some for awhile too, or turn blacker and eventually fall off, especially that tallest tip.

Leave it alone unless you see definite infection and/or bleeding, messing with it can make it worse.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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