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...
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    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:
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    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:
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    And from today, his new look:
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    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...

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    Last edited: Apr 14, 2011
  3. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!!

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    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

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

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

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    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.

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  8. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    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.

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  10. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yet another reason I am so glad to be in FL!
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