1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Checker roo is separated from the others for his protection. During the day he goes outside in a pen where he has a lot of sunshine, though he has shade accessible when he wants it. Noticed the front part of his comb is turning black. Could this be sunburn? Last week we had several beautiful warm sunny days in a row...the first we've had this year. He spends most of the day outside.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Black? Sun bird on the birds usually will turn their skin red red... black sounds like frost bite or injury... any cold weather as of late?
     
  3. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The weather did get a little cold recently, but not really enough to frostbite; he went all winter without frostbite and we had a very cold, long winter. Some of our other birds got frostbitten though. Could his frostbite just have taken a long time to turn black?
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Maybe... I believe when it turns black, it has officially "died".
     
  5. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds more like bruising, Does he stick his head through the wire?..Maybe comb has rubbed against feeder/waterer?
     
  6. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Actually, he probably does stick his head through the wire, fighting with the others. And he's been doing that a lot since he's been out. Sunburn wouldn't be red on his comb though would it? Wouldn't it have to manifest itself the same way frostbite does?
     

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