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Sooty shrinking comb

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My hens are on pasture all day and locked up at night.  They "dust bath" in hole they dig and roll in loose dirt.


I am mentioning this as I noticed that some hens' combs seem soiled with some kind of blackish soot. Their combs seem to be shrinking as well. I tried to rub it off without luck.  Maybe I should try to scrub it.  Before I stress out everybody (me included), I would be grateful for some feedback.


Any idea what this could be?

Should I give them dust bath areas as well even thought they seem to handle this naturally?



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Can you post some photos?

Some people do create a dust bathing area, but that is no guarantee that they will use it especially if they already have a favorite spot.

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