I found my rooster's comb...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NLadybug, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. I found my rooster's comb in the chicken yard this morning...

    This past February, the temps got down to minus 17 degrees, and froze my poor RIR's comb. Here's a pic of my other Roo's frost-bit comb:

    My RIR, whom I call Big Red, got his comb frozen just as bad. Someone asked what they look like when their comb falls off. It fell off today. Here's a couple pics, one from yesterday as it was half off:

    And from today, his new look:

    He lost all his points!!
  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Gonna make a necklace? [​IMG]

    Looks like you need some pea, walnut or rose-combed breeds? My poor GLC roo looks like and my LS roo's comb is kind of sad...but his feet are worse!

    Edited to add pics of Barnabas, my GLC roo...


    Last edited: Apr 14, 2011
  3. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    He is still a handsome boy!

    Same thing happened to my FBCM roo... he has little nubs where his points once stood tall and proud.
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    OMG. That is so gross and so cool at the same time.

    Is it wierd I want to bite it a little?
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Many of my roos are missing points - the negative temps are brutal.
  6. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Quote:For me - yeah [​IMG]

    For you - maybe not [​IMG]
  7. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 13, 2011
    Fox Valley, IL
    My Coop
    My wife found a bit of comb from our rooster this winter, but he didn't seem to mind. She thought he was shedding.
    Is this normal or did he have an accident, or a disagreement with one of his hens? Everything grew back quickly.

  8. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Impressive. The loss doesn't detract from the RIRs looks at all. He's still very handsome.
  9. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

    Mar 22, 2010
    Saratoga County, NY
    Wow! It got down to -26 here and my roo only lost just the tippy tips of his comb. Actually, the new look on those roos is kinda cool. [​IMG]

    You can see my poor roo here - his tips are still a little white in this pic, but that pretty much is healed now.

  10. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    Yet another reason I am so glad to be in FL!
    1 person likes this.

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