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Hey everyone! I'm from beaver county Pennsylvania and I have 5 chickens. 2 red pullets and 3 white. I've become concerned with one of my whites. Her comb is looking dry, feeling hard, and turning white. I put petroleum jelly on it today hoping it may help. Any advice? It's been very cold lately so we have confined them and put an addition on the coup and added a heat lamp. I have a picture I will try to post. Thanks everyone!
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Does she seem sick?? Is she molting???
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If you have any questions about Coccidiosis, Mites & Lice, Worms, Molting, Vent Gleet, Bumble Foot, Egg Binding, or Prolapsed Oviduct, feel free to ask me about it or pm me.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mites-lice-treatment-and-prevention
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post #3 of 19
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She is not molting and doesn't seem sick at all. She actually is cleaner and more bright white than the others. One of them had stopped laying but we don't know which one. I dont know if it is her or not. She seems in Great condition. Since it is winter I veggies and greens thrown to them but also a mixture of layer crumble and scratch. (scratch to help them put on weight) I've tried my best since there's no grass and bugs to keep their diet good. Any tips and advice is appreciated! Since I'm a newer farmer :-)
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A picture would help, but it sounds as if she may be in the early stages of having a frostbitten comb.  welcome-byc.gif

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post #5 of 19

Howdy from Kansas, BombChickenMom, and welcome-byc.gif!  Happy you joined our community!  I agree with sourland - sounds like frostbite. 
 

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I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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post #6 of 19
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700 these are before i put any vasaline on the comb or wattle 

700

post #7 of 19

Welcome to BYC. White comb? Could be favus, a fungus. Miconazole will will take care of it...if that's what it is.


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post #8 of 19
Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan big_smile.png

Are her wattles and vent also pale, our just her comb?

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



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post #9 of 19

We posted at the same time. It's not favus.


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post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
1muttsfan...it doesn't seem pale. Just super dry looking.
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