White on tips of comb: red sex link

Kaesi2020

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It's hard to see in this picture unfortunately. The triangular tips of my red sex link's comb are white. She is behaving fine but they are noticeably white on top where normally it is red. Could this be from the cold or maybe a disease? I have a BO with a smaller white spot on the tip too. Temps overnight have been between 0 and 15 degrees for the last two weeks.
 

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Isaac 0

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It appears she is showing signs of frostbite; in cold climates that is not uncommon, but can be greatly reduced by increasing ventilation in the coop, reducing moisture buildup.
 

Kaesi2020

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It appears she is showing signs of frostbite; in cold climates that is not uncommon, but can be greatly reduced by increasing ventilation in the coop, reducing moisture buildup.
Thank you for the reply. I've been worried about the moisture problem, especially with all of the snow we have been having. The temps are going down to 0 and -5 tonight. Right now the coop temp. Is 20 degrees with 70 humidity. Is that moisture number too high? If so, we can try and create more ventilation.
 

Isaac 0

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Thank you for the reply. I've been worried about the moisture problem, especially with all of the snow we have been having. The temps are going down to 0 and -5 tonight. Right now the coop temp. Is 20 degrees with 70 humidity. Is that moisture number too high? If so, we can try and create more ventilation.

I have never measured the humidity in my coop, so can't speak on what might be a good level. Here is an article on ventilation:

https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop.47774/
 

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