It is actually a hen, she just has a very large comb compared to my other ones.Quote:
It is more the result of frost bite than the start of it. Use this as a learning moment and carefully watch this lobe of the comb. Although this is a very small example, I think that your rooster will lose the tip of that lobe of his comb.
Or you could dub him, or her and never worry about it again.Most larger combed birds in colder climates will eventually have some frostbite on the combs, it heals up fine on it's own and makes less trouble the next year because there's less comb. Good ventilation will keep it at bay in average temperature, correct waterers for those with large wattles, and when it gets really cold there's not much you can do, I personally can't coat everyone's combs, it's just a part of keeping certain breeds.