Random popping in, just cannot seem to find the time to get on here (I am supposed to be working on lesson plans right now!) I think that frostbite is just a wait and see game. The last round of frostbite here seemed to heal up really well. This round - you can see exactly where my roo tucked his beak under his wing (someone told me roos don't do that, noone told him though!). He has a line of black frostbite on the area too big to tuck. So does my one hen with a big comb. After several people telling me they took the hands off approach as Leah's mom did, I am doing that too. So we will see. After last winter I saw people's chickens with part of their combs that fell off (not growing back), and others that did not, they healed well so who knows! I am really hoping my poor roo doesn't lose his majestic comb!
Just wondering if the frostbitten comb tips will fall off in spring. My lav Orp roo has a TALL comb. During this last week the very tips of his comb & a little area on edge of wattles turned black. Some of my hens have some frosting too. (theirs looks whitish not black.) Last year I saw posts of a roo that recovered well with no interference. Did the edges fall off then heal up smaller or did it kind of grow back?