After the damage has been done... frostbite..what to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenJesus, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. ChickenJesus

    ChickenJesus Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 30, 2015
    Conowingo MD
    Three nights ago my white leghorn breeder, for some reason, decided to not go into the coop and instead roost in a tree. After 2 nights of not being able to get to him and being in 14 degree weather around the clock, he obviously got frostbite. I finally got him yesterday morning and was able to place him back into the coop he has been in for almost a year now. When I went out this morning, his back was covered in blood and it appears it came from his comb. Chances are it was pecked at by the other birds in there with him. Obviously prevention is not a possibility now. Any suggestions on how to care for his comb so that I can reintroduce him back with the flock? Right now, he's going to be rooming with a pony until he heals.

  2. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Overrun With Chickens

    I do not know, I am new here[​IMG]

    Gary from Idyllwild Ca here

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  3. SweetandSavory

    SweetandSavory Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 21, 2015
    I would put Bluekote on his comb & the back of his neck which will cover the red. You really don't know how bad it is for while after and sometimes it looks bad and turns out to be nothing

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