Why are the tips o' my roos comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JimnJanet, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    turnin black ?
    I got him this past sunday at a swap and he had some blood on his comb but that since got rinsed of in the rain and his comb looked bright red and healthy till jist now i noticed the blackening.
    He is jiist about 6 months old and gits along fine with my 8 girls of the same age.
     
  2. ebaribault

    ebaribault Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like frostbite
     
  3. palabeco

    palabeco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like frostbite too, but how could that happen in a couple days? Maybe the the blood wasn't blood, and the seller used paint or something to cover up the frostbite, so the roo would look nicer.
     
  4. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Frosbite.
    Slifer lost the tips of her comb to it one year when it was below zero for weeks at a time.
     
  5. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanx Ed,that's what it looks like.
     
  6. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanx Paula, as i told Ed, it looks like it was forstbite, but like you say.."how could that happen in 2 days?".
    It was definately a drop o' blood on his comb when i bot him.His comb looked beautifull for a few days and then over one night the black appeared.It hasn't been cold enough in the days here and he's in a pretty small coop with 8 girls overnite so i can't see it gittin cold enough in there to freeze anything.
    The otehr day all the birds were out in the rain alllll day long and went to bed wet.Does a comb get wet like skin?
    Jim
     
  7. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi Brenda, that's what throws me off. It took weeks for your bird to get it and mine got it allmost overnight and we didn't have cold cold temps those days or nights.
    Jim
     
  8. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo got frostbite on the ends of his comb, but now (a few weeks later) with the warm weather, the black bits are falling off and his comb is re-growing in those places. I just hope it's not painful for him.
     
  9. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Frostbite doesn't necessarily show up right away. So it could have happened before you got him, but hadn't turned color yet. You can see details on dealing with frostbite HERE . Good luck!
     

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