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Frost Bite On My BJG?

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I noticed 2 nights ago my Jersey Giant roosters comb was white and I felt it, It was hard and stuff and cold but only half is white. So yesterday I rubbed Petroleum Jelly all over it and his Waddles. This morning I checked him and now his comb is warm and flexible. Does this mean its not frostbite? Will color come back? 

 

 

 

 

BTW, Its bitter cold where I am in Upstate NY!!

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My rooster's combs are doing the same thing. That does sound like the beginning of frostbite. Keep up the Petroleum jelly or Vaseline(which is what I use). That will prevent them from getting frostbite.

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

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 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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Try to make sure that you have good overhead ventilation in your coop where moist humid air can escape. That is more of a cause of frostbite than cold temperatures. Many of us have roosters with frostbitten combs, and they usually recover well with rounded combs, but it is very painful. Here are 2 really good articles about frostbite:

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/12/frostbit-in-backyard-chickens-causes.html

http://www.tillysnest.com/2013/01/frostbite-and-backyard-chickens-html/

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