Is this frostbite?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rendezvous1838, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. rendezvous1838

    rendezvous1838 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lots of talk about frosbite here, but not many pictures that I can find.
    Here is a picture of the fast moving Chicken Nugget
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    Is the white bit on her comb frostbite?
     
  2. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like it to me. It may turn black .... or if not too damaged ... recover. You can Google chicken comb frostbite and click on images. I've had some of my chook combs get a bit frostbite damage but they did recover without much trouble.
     
  3. rendezvous1838

    rendezvous1838 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, As long as she keeps laying I am not too concerned.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Yep, it's frost bite.

    Try to increase ventilation in your coop.

    Other than that she will be fine.
     
  5. rendezvous1838

    rendezvous1838 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think I have the ventalation covered better than average. Alas, winter in Wyoming, single digit highs, and sub-zero nights
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    there are 2 (one oscured) of the upper vents and the window on the side is hardware cloth. The other two windows have plexiglass pannels in place for winter
     
  6. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    your ventilation is great. It just happens. Minn ----eeeesota...not so nice to my Roosters combs...but they'll be okay, I'm sure.
     
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  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    What is your humidity like there?

    Usually lack of ventilation is the culprit, but seems you have that covered!
     
  8. rendezvous1838

    rendezvous1838 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pretty dry...Currently 24 Degrees (-4 C)

    Humidity71%
    • Wind SpeedNW 12 MPH
    • Barometer29.58 in (1005.2 mb)
    • Dewpoint16°F (-9°C)
    • Visibility10.00 mi
    • Wind Chill13°F (-11°C)
    Last Update on 10 Jan 9:53 am MST
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2013
  9. rendezvous1838

    rendezvous1838 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Overcast
    -3°F
    -19°C
    • Humidity78%
    • Wind Speedcalm
    • Barometer29.98 in (1026.8 mb)
    • Dewpoint-8°F (-22°C)
    • Visibility9.00 mi
    Last Update on 13 Jan 6:53 am MST
     

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