Black on tips of comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by max101, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. max101

    max101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 16, 2009
    newcastle Australia
    I live in Australia and we are in winter but I dont think it is that cold.
    I have looked up other posts and they say frost bite
    The temps that were posted was like 4 degrees
    It only gets about 10 degrees at its coldest here
    I have only recently acquired this belgium d'uccles
    I have no idea of age but she is laying eating and just found out flying
    I only have pekins chickens here so this is an experience lol

    Is their any other reason for black on tips of combs

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    our rooster got that this past winter. I do think its frostbite. I would put some vasoline on it to prevent any further damage. It shouldn't loose any part of the comb, but it will stay black. Its summer here, and our roo still has the black tips on his comb.
     
  3. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    I think it's frostbite as well...the rooster will be fine. It is 99 degrees here today and hot and humid as a kitchen closed up tight, but my rooster still has some black on his comb, it is slowly being replaced with red though.
     
  4. max101

    max101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the replies
    I will Vaseline the comb

    Thanks again
     

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