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    ke06076 New Egg

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    My rooster has a yellow cumb and i just noticed it so i think its just happpend. Its been colder then usual latlly its been-30 so could it be froat bite but i do have a heater in the chicken coop. None of my other hens have it on there colms
     
  2. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Sorry i do not know these things.
     
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  3. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you post a picture of his comb?
     
  4. ke06076

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  5. ke06076

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    Theres a pic
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    -30????? That is super cold. It may be frostbite. Those areas may turn black. Some people use Vaseline and coat their combs. I'm glad you use a heater!
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    He also may have a small patch of frostbite on his wattles too. That can come fro drinking water, where the wattles drag into the waterer, then get hit by cold weather. Many people report frostbite at 20 below zero F. or more. It is important to have ventilation above the roosting area inside the coop to let out excessive humidity. Here some links to read:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/12/frostbit-in-backyard-chickens-causes.html
    http://www.hobbyfarms.com/livestock-and-pets/frostbite-in-chickens.aspx
     
  8. ke06076

    ke06076 New Egg

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    Thanks for the help
     

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