Comb problems

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Melissa Ragazzi, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. Melissa Ragazzi

    Melissa Ragazzi New Egg

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    hi! Does anyone know what is on her comb? I don’t think it’s frost bite. Thanks! Best picture I have.
     

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  2. Welshies

    Welshies Overrun With Chickens

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    That is frostbite.
     
  3. Melissa Ragazzi

    Melissa Ragazzi New Egg

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    I thought frostbite is darker? And this is the only chicken that has it out of 10.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master

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    It can look different in every chicken and depending on how long it has been there. Most likely the comb will become rounded off in a few weeks where it was affected. How cold have your temps been?
     
  5. Welshies

    Welshies Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, this is a chicken that has a large comb, so it's to be expected. Frostbite only turns black once the flesh dies.
     
  6. Melissa Ragazzi

    Melissa Ragazzi New Egg

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    Very cold! We have been 15-0 a few days. They didn’t really come out of the coop. I tried to keep them as warm as possible.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. It looks like frost bite, but do an on site search on 'favus' and see what you think.
     
  8. Melissa Ragazzi

    Melissa Ragazzi New Egg

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    It looks like favus would be very white and all over? Am I right? Hers is only on the top and more tan than white. I’ll see if I can get a better picture of it.
     
  9. Chicken Whisper101

    Chicken Whisper101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's frostbite. Wow that's very cold. Do you have a heat lamp inside the coop?
     
  10. Michael Propst

    Michael Propst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will turn darker. Even taking some preventative measures I had 3 of mine get it during a week long period of single digit and subzero temps. Mine also looked yellowish brown at first and then turned black. I have been using a homeopathic salve Sierra Sage Animal First Aid to help sooth it and help healing. I have also started using it as a preventative protective barrier during our recent cold snap. I am adding some pictures of mine when first discovered and then 2 days later. Right pic is first Left is 2 days of treatment.

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