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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Herweyer 5, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. Herweyer 5

    Herweyer 5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it okay if one of my chickens has a little white on the top of its comb? Wondering what its from or if it is bad, thanks
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2014
  2. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed the same thing on my rooster. The comb looks normal, except the tips of the points are all white now.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Sometimes there is a lack of melanin in the tips of the comb that causes them to appear white. As long as the chickens don't act ill, and the tips of their combs don't turn black (a sign of frostbite), I wouldn't be concerned about it. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! The members here are great and so are their chickens[​IMG]!!! This is the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM ON EARTH!!!!

    Hope you have fun and if you need anything we are here to help!!

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    I agree with what @Michael OShay said!!!
     
  6. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like the beginnings of frost bite. Make sure you have adequate ventilation in your coop. 1 square foot per bird in the eaves or ceiling. Have the birds roost low to the floor and not in the rafters. You can use some bagbalm in the comb to help heal and protect the comb. Vaseline will work in a pinch but is not all that good at protecting or healing.

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    The white can be several things: lack of pigment, minor frostbite, or dry skin on the comb. A photo would help show us what you're dealing with.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Could you post a photo? Sometimes, my birds' combs get a little dry and the dry skin appears white. Whiteness can also be caused by frostbite.
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    It could be a lot of things. Pics would help
     

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