comb and wattles going black at the extremities.

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arthursmith

comb and wattles going black at the extremities.

Post by arthursmith » 28 Dec 2010, 19:14

bonsoir

my sussex cock seems to have developed black marks at the extremities of his comb and wattles, could it be due to the very cold weather ?

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lizshereen

Re: comb and wattles going black at the extremities.

Post by lizshereen » 28 Dec 2010, 19:22

the coqs do seem to suffer from this in the winter my 5 did last year rub in some vasaline to protect them from the cold also check that he hasnt got a respitary infection I lost a 4yr old coq last week to this, the first sign was a black comb but he was old for a french table bird and had outlived his 2 bros which died of heart attacks, hope this helps abit :P

petejw76

Re: comb and wattles going black at the extremities.

Post by petejw76 » 28 Dec 2010, 20:07

its frostbite. in some really cold places they dub their birds to avoid this.

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Re: comb and wattles going black at the extremities.

Post by mojo » 28 Dec 2010, 20:52

dubbing doesnt really work as residue comb get frost burn...............no everyday vaseline all comb and wattles and check coop for drafts
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foxy

Re: comb and wattles going black at the extremities.

Post by foxy » 28 Dec 2010, 22:39

Keep the coop as dry as possible as well, as condensation can also cause frostbite...

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