? What is wrong with this comb?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chantald, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. chantald

    chantald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Frost bite? It has been quite cold.. although they spend most of the day inside their coop. They have access to their run but can choose to go in and out.

    No other symptoms that I can tell.. My RIR has a similar spot, more brown on the tip of her comb but she would not sit still for a photo..

    ?????
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Looks like frostbite to me.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Me, too.
     
  4. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Yep, thats frostbite.
     
  5. chantald

    chantald Chillin' With My Peeps

    jeeze.. why did it go and get frostbite and what do I do about it???

    I should say that their coop is fully insulated and heated, so she didn't get it inside her coop!! Silly chicken, going outside in the cold.. would think they'd have more sense!
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2009
  6. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Well, I'd cut at least the tips off...
     
  7. chantald

    chantald Chillin' With My Peeps

    oh wow.. that sounds..painful... [​IMG]
     
  8. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Quote:LOL I've seen them walk out of there coop and almost roll across the yard during major storms before... Smart critters they aint!
     
  9. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Quote:Well, the spikes that are frostbit is dead tissue, that shouldn't bug 'em...
     
  10. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    You could cut the tips off, its not painful at all, he will be completely fine in around 15 minutes, but no worse than that, the tips will fall off in a few weeks.
     

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