White combs

Discussion in 'Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures' started by BarredRock123, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. BarredRock123

    BarredRock123 New Member

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    My hens has white tipped combs and black or dark purple at the very very tip. I don't know if it's frost bite but I need help! I put a heat lamp every night for them. Thanks!
     
  2. piglett

    piglett Senior Member

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    the black & dark purple sounds like it might be frostbite
    can you post a picture?
     

  3. BarredRock123

    BarredRock123 New Member

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    Here's some pics
     

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  4. kaufranc

    kaufranc Junior Member

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    Looks like frostbite to me
     
  5. BarredRock123

    BarredRock123 New Member

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    Here's some pictures
     

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  6. piglett

    piglett Senior Member

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    i second that






    piglett
     
  7. BarredRock123

    BarredRock123 New Member

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    Oops, posted twice. Do you know what I can do about it? I don't know much about frostbites..
     
  8. kaufranc

    kaufranc Junior Member

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    Nothing now but we put Vaseline on our chickens combs when it is really cold. They hate it but it does work
     
  9. BarredRock123

    BarredRock123 New Member

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    I have been putting Vaseline on then since yesterday. I've just read about frostbite on chickens and it said that it'll eventually dry up and fall off.. Will the place where it fell off, grow back?
     
  10. BarredRock123

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    Also a quick update, I went to go check on the hens and one seemed to have a swollen part on the tip of her comb and out of curiosity, I squeezed it. A white milky-ish color oozed out, so I just put a thick amount of vaseline on that part. What was that? Thanks!
     
  11. piglett

    piglett Senior Member

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    could be a little infection......?