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What happened to the frostbite?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WAChickens, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. WAChickens

    WAChickens Just Hatched

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    So far this has only happened to two of my chickens each buff orpington. Recently each of my buff orpingtons have gotten frostbite, first it was white and then strangely it turned to a wet gross green? Does this mean that each of their combs have become infected?
     
  2. azygous

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    I have been putting Vaseline on them every now and then but for about a week now I have stopped, could it be because I massaged it on their comb?
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post some photos?
     
  5. WAChickens

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    Sorry it took me so long to get these but they wouldn't stop moving! Hope these help find out what's wrong.
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  6. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It looks like a bit of frostbite.
    As @azygous suggested, apply some triple antibiotic ointment or Vetericyn to the combs. Sometimes the points (tips) may self-dub or fall off (dry up/die) but it doesn't look infected to me.

    The second photos looks like maybe a small pecking wound at the back of the comb, you can put some ointment on that as well if you want to. The feather loss on the head, check for any signs of lice/mites, but if you have a rooster that could be from mounting/treading where the rooster holds on.

    If the skin where the feathers are lost (if not due to mites/lice) is a bit dry looking or looks a bit irritated, you can apply ointment or A+D ointment - whatever you have.
     
  7. WAChickens

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    Thank you so much I'll get right to finding ointments!
     

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