Dry skin on Comb?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Attack Chicken, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I'm just sitting here looking at my roo's comb and it seems like he has a dry comb :\\ It's flakey and white.He's very healthy and active it just seems like he has a dry comb issue. Started when it got cold out.Any advice how to keep it to were it's not so dry?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You can rub a little mineral oil, olive oil or vaseline or even a drop or two of VetRx, which has several oils in it, on the comb. I have several Barred Rock girls who have especially dry combs in spite of oils in their diet, etc. It's been very dry here, too.
     
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Thanks! I just bought some VetRx ill try it.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It works better for me to put several drops of that in some mineral or olive oil. Spreads easier.
     
  5. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Thanks. I love my roo so much and I don't want anything to bother him [​IMG] He's my big baby.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Got quite a few of those myself. I adore my roosters!
     
  7. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I just put some of the VetRx in some olive oil and rubbed it on his comb. He's all purring and everything. I think he likes the attention.
     
  8. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    I used Vaseline and it worked well. It was a little hard to smooth around on the comb though. It didn't seem like they liked me messing with their comb. The olive oil sounds a lot easier to apply than vaseline.
     
  9. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    two of my BR girls have dry combs too, its been very dry here in San Diego, I will try the olive oil!
     
  10. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Glad my old thread helped someone! [​IMG]
     

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