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Frostbite??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChickieGirl1979, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. ChickieGirl1979

    ChickieGirl1979 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've noticed small discolorations in my roosters combs. My hens are all ok. Is this frostbite or something else? [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  6. junebuggena

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    Looks like frostbite to me. May want to open up that coop a bit more to improve ventilation.
     
  7. ChickieGirl1979

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    Do I just open the window at the top? I was trying to keep it closed to keep them warmer. Guess not a good move. What can I do for frostbite?
     
  8. lazy gardener

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    It will heal. but it is a definite sign that your coop is too humid. Tell us a bit about the size of your coop, including floor dimension and height, as well as location of window and any other ventilation, and how close the perch is to the ceiling.
     
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    This is my coop. It's length is 64", width is 38", height is 45". I have it in a stand so it's not directly on the ground. This is he only window it has. The roosting bars are door height. I have been using straw as bedding in the tray.
     
  10. junebuggena

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    Cut out as much wood at the peak as you possibly can. Like most prefab coops, not nearly enough ventilation.
     

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