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Our orpington rooster's comb is turning black.  Is this normal?  What do we need to do?  Thanks in advance for your help.

 

 

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Sounds like he got frostbite.  The black parts of the comb will eventually fall off.   Try putting some vaseline on the comb to prevent further frostbite.
 

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Yeah that's frostbite for sure. I agree with Lisa202 it will fall off and needs to be treated with Vaseline.
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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
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickens-loosing-feathers-managing-your-flocks-molt
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I agree as well, Vasaline his comb. Check every ones comb, just in case. If your worried, slather all there combs....its just a little vasaline.

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I breed White, Partridge, Black, Blue, Splash Silkies and Showgirls, Member of The American Silkie Bantam Club, have 2 little girls, and my chickens can help me thru the day. I love all my fluff balls. (Can't forget my Motley Crew flock of layers....English Orp roo, Red Star, Barred Rocks, Light Brahma, Buff Orpington, Easter Egger, Turken, Frizzle Cochin....oh AND a new Polish pair. :P (Thx to...
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