Dirty Combs and Wattles

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bad Wolf, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have tried to clean my chickens wattles and combs and they won't come clean. I have tried dawn soap and a wash cloth and it doesn't work. They are black and gross looking. Everyone on here that posts pics have nice red combs. I'm wondering how I can get ours to look nice too.
     
  2. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture, please?
     
  3. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to try and post one that was taken about a month ago. It doesn't look as bad in this pic... it's really dirty now. They roll around in the dirt under the porch. I noticed that when I give them yogurt and don't wash it off their wattles this happens. This pic was taken when he caught his wattle on something and it ripped a little. I brought it to someone to see if it needed to be stitched up.
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  4. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure, some is dirt. Frost bite? I don't know, maybe someone else will chime in with a better idea.
     
  5. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its not comin off its probably frost bite.. :/
     

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