Purple comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lee miller1, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. lee miller1

    lee miller1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I was wondering why my chicken had a purple comb. I noticed this after a really cold night. Her waddle and comb is kind of swollen. Is this just some sort of frostbite or something other?

    Thanks Lee [​IMG]
     
  2. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    Looks like frostbite to me, but unfortunately I don't have a clue as to how to treat it. :/ Hopefully someone else peeks in and instructs you on how to treat it. :) Best of luck!
     
  3. GingersHuman

    GingersHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say frostbite as well, but again I don't know how to treat it. I've heard to help prevent it you can coat their comb and waddles with petroleum jelly.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    Frostbite. I do nothing and they heal up without any problems. Touching the tissue too much can damage it more. He will look miserable for a few days, uncomfortable for a few weeks and than be fine. Parts may or may not fall off. Anything that turns black will eventually.
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    That looks like frostbite. It will winter trim.

    If the whole thing was purple I would say circulation or kidney problems..

    Good luck
     
  6. lee miller1

    lee miller1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all your help!
     

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