Is this frostbite?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Leigti, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I noticed that one of my chickens is bleeding around her come. Is this frostbite? How do I treat this? I wiped off the blood but I'm wondering if maybe I should isolate her for a couple days to keep the others from picking on her.
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  2. alovelylady40

    alovelylady40 New Egg

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    This time of year their comb seems to crack sometimes. I put vasoline on my ladies when that happened. Seemed to help
     
  3. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I will try that.
     
  4. alovelylady40

    alovelylady40 New Egg

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    Let me know if it helps. :)
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    It looks like some other chicken is pecking her. The black dots are common in pecking. You don't need to put anything on them--they will heal in a few weeks. But you need to find out who and why they are pecking her. Spend some time watching them. Separate any bullies for a week or so. Check her over to make sure that she is not sick, and that they are letting her eat and drink.
     
  6. Leigti

    Leigti Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't noticed anyone picking on her but I will definitely be watching more closely. I've seen her packing at others. Maybe she's just projecting. She and my other speckled Sussex are the friendliest chickens in the flock.
     

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