Hi gang, I could use your help and wisdom:
My 9 month old hen got a bit of frostbite on her comb. We had a strong cold snap and I couldn't get to her in time. When I got out the Bag Balm, she had already had white spots on her comb, and now they've blackened.
She was fine for a few days, then started laying a couple of membrane-only eggs (no shell) at night from her perch. Then, it just tapered off to nothing.
She sits in the nest daily waiting for an egg to come out. She appears healthy; regular poop, clear eyed and alert, tail high. I did notice that the remaining hen actively pecks her and keeps her from choice treats, so I'm starting to isolate the two and feed the frostbitten hen tuna and electrolytes.
My mother-in-law said once a hen gets frostbite on the comb they never lay again. Is this true?
Thanks for your help!