Combs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chik magnet, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. chik magnet

    chik magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its been down to the low 40's over here and I was wondering if thats to cold for chickens. I went out today and saw that the tips of my roosters comb have a purpleish tint to them. Is that caused by the cold? If so how do I help him?
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I think some people put Vaseline on the combs to ward off frostbite. Not sure if that is what's causing the purple tips, but just FYI.

    My WLH rooster's combs sometimes have a bit of purple as well, but it comes and goes.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2009
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I wonder if their body naturally reduces blood flow to the extrimities including the comb - in order to prevent the cooling of the blood??
     
  4. chik magnet

    chik magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try the vaseline to swee if it stops or goes away>. Thank you for your help![​IMG]
     

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