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  1. tangerinedreams

    tangerinedreams Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2010
    I noticed one of my buffs woke up with a sore on her comb, any ideas what it might be? It's been really cold lately so hoping it's not frost bite :(
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Because of the pale tips on a couple of her comb tips, I think this is a mild case of frostbite. It may heal up or the tips may round off eventually. Don't massage the comb since it is painful, but you could dab on some plain neosporin or vaseline. Make sure your coop is dry and has good overhead air circulation to prevent humid air, a cause of fosttbite.
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I agree with Eggcessive: it looks like she might have some very mild frostbite. The injured part could be a part of the frostbite, or further tissue damage caused by her scratching (or another chicken pecking at) the irritated frostbitten area. I would put some antibiotic ointment (like neosporin) on her comb and watch for further injury or infection.
  4. tangerinedreams

    tangerinedreams Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2010
    Thanks for the advice - I'm going to put some ointment on her and make some extra vents too.

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