Shaking heads, chalky comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenQuest, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. ChickenQuest

    ChickenQuest New Egg

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    I poked my head in the coop today and it seemed like all my Buff Orps-12 hens and a roo, were shaking their heads. They have been coop bound for a few days do to below zero temps. Is this just dust from being inside? Also, some of the combs are not looking good--chalky white. I'm worried. This is my first winter with the chickens.
     
  2. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    Did you pick one up to see what the white was? Frost particles? Or is it inside the tissue? If it is it could be the beginning of frostbite. Get the vasoline and start giving comb massage, don't forget the wattles!
     
  3. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    oh yea, Welcome to the forum!
     
  4. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check for mites.

    This is sort of funny............some of my chickens used to shake their heads, and I realized it was the high voice I use to talk to them with!! It must be a frequency that makes their ear drums vibrate!!
     

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