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Comb issues (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by arllcountrygirl, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    This is my OEGB roo - Little man - He free ranges and there are a couple of other roos. We also had a very cold couple of nights. Is it from fighting or frostbite? Any ideas? He seems very active and healty otherwise. None of my other chickens have this.
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  2. peeboo

    peeboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, i dont know, how cold is it? did u try to see if it was blood by gently washing it off w/ somthing white so you can see what it shows up as?
     
  3. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    This is what is comb used to look like [​IMG]
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  4. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like frostbite.
     
  5. arllcountrygirl

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    It does flake off - you can see on the underside of his beak where part of it is now missing. [​IMG] It got down to the low teens for a couple of days. He goes in at night and usually snuggles up between two fat hens. [​IMG]
     
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  6. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is fight damage, frostbite starts at the tips of the points.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    To me, it looks like he got in one humdinger of a fight. Usually, frostbite gets the tips first, so IMO, it's not frostbite. This was Suede after a fight with Hawkeye:
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  8. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    He comes into contact with a WBT Jap and a Bantam Cochin roo. They seem to be fine, He also could possible fight thru a pen to a large EE roo. But usually he takes his girls in a diff direction than the others.
     
  9. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He also came close to losing that right eye too.
     
  10. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    I guess for now I will seperate him and his girls from everybody else.
     

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