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Pictures of Frostbite Comb if anybody wants to see what it looks like

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Last year my rooster got frostbite on his comb.  I'm going to attempt to put pics on here for your reference.  Some people mentioned to cut the frostbite off but I didn't do anything except keep him in a coop for the rest of the winter and feed him good.  It took several months but he looks fine now.  You can't tell he ever had frostbite.  His comb isn't as large and detailed but if you never saw him before you would never know. 
It will turn a yellow color and then black.  He is also missing his tail feathers due to a dog attack that happened the previous day.  I could tell he didn't feel good but he looks great now.   

Before Picture


http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/71296_before_pic.jpg

With Frostbite Pictures

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/71296_sany0003.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/71296_sany0005.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/71296_frostbite.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/71296_sany0008.jpg


Already healed good while tail feathers were about halfway grown back out.  I tried to get pictures through the frostbite cycle

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/71296_after3.jpg


After Frostbite Healed.  Comb not as big but he's healthy now.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/71296_after.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/71296_after1.jpg


Edited by riverpie - 12/27/11 at 1:05pm
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Beautiful chcken. Sorry he had a bad winter. Great pictures of frostbite.
Did the points fall off?

Imp

 

 

If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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what a beautiful bird. Dont like the sound of cutting the frost bite off it sounds awful I would have left it just like you.

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Beautiful chcken. Sorry he had a bad winter. Great pictures of frostbite.
Did the points fall off?

Imp


They actually just seemed to disappear over time as it healed and the comb seemed to just heal itself.  It's not quite as large now but if you never saw it before you would never know the difference.  I've read some people cutting on theirs and the bird bleeding to death so I'm glad I didn't attempt something like that.  Nature took it's course and he was fine.


Edited by riverpie - 12/27/11 at 12:41pm
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Thanks for posting this! I"m glad things turned out well for your roo, and it's comforting to know that what looks to me to be such a bad case of frostbite can turn out so well smile

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Originally Posted by Imp 

Beautiful chcken. Sorry he had a bad winter. Great pictures of frostbite.
Did the points fall off?

Imp


They actually just seemed to disappear over time as it healed and the comb seemed to just heal itself.  It's not quite as large now but if you never saw it before you would never know the difference.  I've read some people cutting on theirs and the bird bleeding to death so I'm glad I didn't attempt something like that.  Nature took it's course and he was fine.


Thank you for answering. I also am glad he's doing well.

Imp wishes he could have roos.

 

 

If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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Originally Posted by Imp 

Beautiful chcken. Sorry he had a bad winter. Great pictures of frostbite.
Did the points fall off?

Imp


They actually just seemed to disappear over time as it healed and the comb seemed to just heal itself.  It's not quite as large now but if you never saw it before you would never know the difference.  I've read some people cutting on theirs and the bird bleeding to death so I'm glad I didn't attempt something like that.  Nature took it's course and he was fine.


How do you think he got frost bite?  - was it that cold or was there other factors involved? - one wonders how cold can it get before you need to supply some heat -

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Originally Posted by Imp 

Beautiful chcken. Sorry he had a bad winter. Great pictures of frostbite.
Did the points fall off?

Imp


They actually just seemed to disappear over time as it healed and the comb seemed to just heal itself.  It's not quite as large now but if you never saw it before you would never know the difference.  I've read some people cutting on theirs and the bird bleeding to death so I'm glad I didn't attempt something like that.  Nature took it's course and he was fine.


How do you think he got frost bite?  - was it that cold or was there other factors involved? - one wonders how cold can it get before you need to supply some heat -


He always roosted in a tree at that time and it was blizzard type conditions that night.  Extremely windy and snowing.  He had been out in zero degree weather before and has done fine but I think the extreme wind combined with the wet and cold is what did it that night.

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