Comb Colors

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Immoofan, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Immoofan

    Immoofan New Egg

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    I have a Buff Orpington that on one tip of her comb looks like it was bleached. Does anyone know why it is that color?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Could you post a photo of her comb? It is possible that the comb point is frostbitten (if it is cold where you are). Or, it may have lacked circulation temporarily, or be injured a little--I've often found that if parts of a comb get injured and scab up, when the the scab falls off, the newly healed area is lighter colored for a little while.
     
  3. WAChickens

    WAChickens Just Hatched

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    I also would say it's frostbite since that is the main reason that chickens comb would turn white. I have a buff Orpington as well and she has a white spot just on the end of her comb due to frostbite.
     
  4. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    x2. That sounds like early stages of frostbite. You should put some vassaline on the infected area. That will help heal it.
     

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