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Black patch on my rooster's comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mark4554, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. mark4554

    mark4554 New Egg

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    My rooster developed a black patch on his red comb. What could it be? I have posted a picture.
     
  2. chicken farmer 1997

    chicken farmer 1997 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    fost bite.
     
  3. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    No location for OP. he may live in S. Florida or S. CA for frostbite would be highly unlikely unless she stuck him in the freezer. Frostbite is not all that common, anyway, except really large combed breeds in really cold environments or humid coops on really cold nights.
     
  5. mark4554

    mark4554 New Egg

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    Thank you for the answers. It could very well be frost bite. The weather dipped into the teens last night. His is a nine year old rooster. How can I treat it?
     
  6. Debbiesflocks

    Debbiesflocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No cure for frost bite. The black portion will just fall off.
     
  7. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    to prevet it more vents, or rub vasalene on their combs, warning messey!
     
  8. JCB

    JCB New Egg

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    My rooster has the same thing and I also was wondering what it could be. The dark spot is at the base of his very large comb. The tips are not frostbitten so I ruled that out.
     
  9. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its not frost bite then can it be a bruise? just guessing here? [​IMG]
     
  10. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the spot raised? Can you post pics?
     

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