Banty Light Brahma
8 months old
Open coop covered in thick plastic for the winter around the bottom half
Pine shaving floor over dirt
Damp, cold environment (Oregon)
She is low man on the totem pole - and gets pushed around
Does this look like frostbite, or is it something else? It has been getting down to 19 or 20 at night, highs during the day below freezing. My little banty does get cold, and her legs shiver as she walks. I have been putting her in my jacket for a few minutes when I notice she is cold, I also give warm crumbles with milk twice a day and cooked egg to try and warm them up from the inside. She has also been very pale since the cold hit. They roost on a 2 x 4, I was hoping to avoid frostbitten feet by adding that!
They were dusted and wormed about 3 weeks ago. She had a large mite load that I was unaware of. I checked her vent yesterday and her skin looked much better. Second dusting was on the 22nd of Dec. She also had crop surgery a few months ago and seems to have recovered fully.
Edited by ErinG - 1/4/11 at 11:11am