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Help! My hen's comb is turning purple and black

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Help! My hen's comb is turning purple and black! She is about 2 and a half years old and and has been de wormed. She is one of 3 chickens in my small backyard flock. They are all ex battery hens and I have had them for about 6 months. I noticed that her comb started going purple at the tips about a month ago, and it has been getting worse. She has started losing weight but she still is eating a drinking.

Is it avian pox?
Do you know what's wrong with her?
Can it be treated?



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It looks like she has frostbite. Just put some vasoline or aquaphor on it and it will heal over time. 

But judging by the green grass behind her i would think it might be something else, unless it is below freezing still.


Edited by chickenweirdo1 - 4/25/16 at 7:11am
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:welcomeGreat to have another poultry lover!

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