Bloody Combs!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JakRat, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blah my chickens combs seem to be getting cut or they are fighting or its the cold!!!! they seem fine but should I put vasaline on them???
     
  2. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

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    If it's very, very cold, the combs could be getting spots of frost bite, but if they look black, it's most probably dried blood from them pecking each other. That's a very common spot for them to peck each other. Mine have spots all the time from this.

    But if it's below freezing, vaseline may help. But be warned, it will then make their heads greasy and it'll make dirt stick. I vaselined all mine up real good during a sub-zero spell, then had to go back later when it warmed up and shampoo all their heads.
     
  3. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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