Is this the start of frostbite?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dodochick92, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. dodochick92

    dodochick92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens combs is starting to turn white on the tips. Is this frostbite? What can I do to treat it?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't see anything serious. Frostbite is usually blackened tips. There's nothing that can be done once it happens other than to monitor for infection.

    Prevention is worth a pound of cure.
    Make sure the ventilation is huge. That eliminates excess humidity which is way worse than the effect of temperature.
    You can try putting an A&D ointment on the combs or aloe and then Vaseline.

    I get frostbitten combs and wattles on roosters but never hens.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't see anything abnormal related to her comb or wattles, at least with this photo. Could you get a clearer photo?
     
  4. dodochick92

    dodochick92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    How cold is it where you are? It looks like frostbite to me, although not too severe (yet).
     
  6. dodochick92

    dodochick92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Maine. It gets pretty cold, and windy.
     

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