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Help! My hen's comb is turning purple and black

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ExBatteryHen, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. ExBatteryHen

    ExBatteryHen Hatching

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    Help! My hen's comb is turning purple and black! She is about 2 and a half years old and and has been de wormed. She is one of 3 chickens in my small backyard flock. They are all ex battery hens and I have had them for about 6 months. I noticed that her comb started going purple at the tips about a month ago, and it has been getting worse. She has started losing weight but she still is eating a drinking.

    Is it avian pox?
    Do you know what's wrong with her?
    Can it be treated?

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  2. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Songster

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    It looks like she has frostbite. Just put some vasoline or aquaphor on it and it will heal over time.
    But judging by the green grass behind her i would think it might be something else, unless it is below freezing still.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2016
  3. chickenweirdo1

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    [​IMG]Great to have another poultry lover!
     

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