Black tips on rooster comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by haletobe, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. haletobe

    haletobe New Egg

    Sep 9, 2012
    the tips of my 7 month old roosters comb are black. It cant be from frostbite cause the coldest he has ever been in has been 55. Could it be from him hitting it on stuff, like the top of the door or the feeder?
  2. rockingbearanch

    rockingbearanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2012
    Comb mites or a boo boo. You can gently clean it to see what is going on. Wrap him in a towel and drape something over the eyes for easier handling. I sometimes treat combs and feet boo boos with coconut oil or just leave it alone and they are fine as long as it can stay reasonably clean. Mites should be dealt with asap. Bathing and permethricin have been good remedies for me but the best is to avoid getting them.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2012

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