Not sure what s wrong with Ruth’s comb?

TheYLWFlock

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just noticed this today, my Jersey Giants comb is black in a certain part.
It used to look like this:

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But now it looks like this:
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So I think that this part is missing:
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Is this a cut? Or frostbite? And more importantly, what can I do to help it heal?

Tyanks!

@Wyorp Rock @KikisGirls @WVduckchick @casportpony @rebrascora @Eggcessive
 

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WVduckchick

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just noticed this today, my Jersey Giants comb is black in a certain part.
It used to look like this:

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But now it looks like this:
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So I think that this part is missing:
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Is this a cut? Or frostbite? And more importantly, what can I do to help it heal?

Tyanks!

@Wyorp Rock @KikisGirls @WVduckchick @casportpony @rebrascora @Eggcessive

If frostbite is possible, if it’s been that cold where you are, that would be my first guess. It’s not necessary to do anything to it, if that’s what it is.
There are other comb issues, like fowl pox, etc, that would need treatment though, but those normally affect more areas of the comb. The rest of her comb looks fine to me.
(I am on mobile, so someone please correct me if I’m seeing the pics incorrectly)
 

rebrascora

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She has almost certainly been pecked or an overly amorous cockerel (not sure if you have any of those left) has had hold of it when he has been trying to mount her and she has pulled away and it has got ripped off. She should be fine with no treatment but keep an eye out for other hens pecking at it as they can be attracted to the blood.
 

TheYLWFlock

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Ok, no cockerels, but I know the problem. We just recently put in a new run, but it is very low to the ground. She, being a Jersey Giant, is a bit big for it, so she probably got it cut on there. I will but some Vaseline or neosprorin on it. Hopefully it will heal up fine. Now I just need to prevent her from going into the run...
 

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