Frostbite on a Pea Comb?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Malibu99, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi there,

    My chicken Miracle has a blackish-purple streak on her comb. From what I've seen, It's frostbite. I will confess, my ventilation isn't as good as it should be. But is there anything I should do for her comb? I put some bag balm on it, and I really don't want her to lose her comb, if that's possible. Any advice is appreciated :) Thanks.



    ETA- I forgot to mention; it covers 80% of her comb.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I rub the combs with vaseline.

    It would also help if you could post a pic of your girl.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you :) I'll try to get a picture tomorrow. I freaked out when I saw it this morning and brought her in... My mom gave her some coconut oil.
     
  4. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry it took so long to get pictures... I got a few, but the lighting was horrible so it's hard to see. In real life, it's a deep purple-ish color.


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    The frostbitten area outlined.


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