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My poor rooster, how could I be so dense?

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I noticed yesterday that my roosters comb had a purple tinge and read up on frostbite treatment. I thought I was doing the right thing. I didn't have Vaseline but I did have lubricating jelly only he looks worse this morning and that's when I noticed it's a water based lubricant. I feel so awful. What's going to happen to my beautiful boy? Is there anything I can do to make it better? I'm worried about him and I'm afraid to put anything on it now but I want to make it right. Please help me
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The affected parts may 'die', dry up and eventually fall off.  It will be a cosmetic change only and should cause no major problems in the long run.  Some call frost bite 'nature's dubbing'.

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Is there anything I can do for him to help him now? What should I do in the future for frostbite treatment? I'm glad he won't have a fatal complication but I hate that my ignorance is causing him any lasting problems. sad.png
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Plain Neosporin ointment or the generic form is good to gently dab on the frostbitten areas.  Here are a couple of good links about frostbite prevention and treatment:

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/12/frostbit-in-backyard-chickens-causes.html

http://www.tillysnest.com/2013/01/frostbite-and-backyard-chickens-html/

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