Im not sure if this belongs here. But do chickens combs grow back???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jesseschickens, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Jesseschickens

    Jesseschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its been kinda cold here latley and some of my hens have frostbite on their combs. I know if you put petrulem jelly on their combs than they dont get frostbite but i didnt have time to this year. Thanks for any advice!!![​IMG]
     
  2. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine have gotten speckled a few times, and the tips of the combs sometimes get white, but they do heal up.

    I suppose it is like most hurts, the deeper the injury, the more of a scar. mk
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If parts are missing due to frostbite, no they will not grow back.
     
  4. Ohhhdear

    Ohhhdear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can you tell a frostbitten comb from the comb of a hen who is not currently laying?
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Their comb will have black or whitish tips and no they don't grow back. You can put the vaseoline on at any time it will help it heal better too, brings the blood to surface.
     
  6. Jesseschickens

    Jesseschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANK you for the help and does any one Know if i put vasiline on my hens combs if they will peck eachother...
     

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