Black combs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 1stChicky, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. 1stChicky

    1stChicky Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens have black marks on their combs. After searching on this forum I think it's frostbite. I'm going to put coconut oil and bag balm on them, but do hens recover from this or am I going to lose them :(?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Frostbite is not often fatal. Last year both my roosters had frostbite because my coop didn't have adequate ventilation. I never did anything for them except to improve ventilation in the coop the best I could, and both lost the points off their combs, but both are fine and healthy otherwise. I wouldn't be worried about losing them.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your hens should recover fine from frostbite, especially if it isn't that severe. I've had roosters get rather significant frostbite, and they've all lived.
     

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