My chickens comb has turned yellow! Frostbite?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Elky, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Elky

    Elky Out Of The Brooder

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    I went out to water/feed my chickens this morning and my leghorns top part of his comb (usually red) had turned yellow! He was not like this before and the pics of frostbite I have seen had been black, not yellow... It has gotten into like -5 degrees here so I figure it must have something to do with the cold?

    If you have any thoughts please let me know what I can do!
     
  2. Eggcessive

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    Here are some pics of frostbite below:

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  4. Elky

    Elky Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! Never had to use heat lamp before but its cold out there this year!
     
  5. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    18 inches is pretty low for a heat lamp with adult Birds......Mine hangs at 4 feet.......Vaseline on Combs and wattles helps to prevent frost bite.....


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    The heat lamps are supposed to be at least 18 inches from the tops of their heads if you reread my post--more is better. Mine hang from a 6 foot height, and are only used when temps are below10 F. I have never found vaseline to be a good preventative.
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Well, we all try....?

    I do know what works for my Birds and what works for friends with Birds..........I come from Very Cold temps in Winter........Just trying to help the OP with their Birds.......


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