Does a black tip on my BR rooster's comb incicate frostbite?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Granolamom, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Granolamom

    Granolamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looked perfectly normal last night, but when I let everybody out this morning, I noticed that one of the tips on his comb is black.
     
  2. Dorothy1324

    Dorothy1324 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is possible but as long as it is not a huge area i would not worry too much it will simply fall off and be fine
     
  3. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is he getting pecked at? my hens occassionaly peck each others combs and the scabs are really dark red almost black.
     
  4. Granolamom

    Granolamom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Nope, no pecking issues here. He is the absolute, indisputed KING of this flock, and nobody would dare even think about it. I just checked on him again, and it does not look like a scab, just a discoloration of the tip. I was under the impression that frostbite starts out red and swollen, or even white, and then turns black later, but he had nothing yesterday. Hmmmm...
     

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