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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amyfitz100, Dec 3, 2015.
What could this be? It's on several of my chickens...
Your chickens got freeze comb. If you want to protect their combs, put petroleum jelly on their combs each night when they got to roost. Hope this helps!
Looks like pecking to me.
Pox could be another possibility but it's not frostbite or else the tips would be dark gray to black as the tips would get frozen first.
My bet is on pecking or dirt.
I agree its from pecking my hens have it and it has not got below freezing so no way its frost bite.
I thought it was freeze comb since my friends chickens (Mine are easter eggers so they dont get freeze comb) had the exact same thing, except it was on the tips too. Sorry, my bad .
Okay, thanks! I didn't think it was frostbite because the roosters have enormous combs and they don't have it. But I AM thankful for the petroleum jelly tip -- I'm sure we will need it!