Any one ever hear of this?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dave24319, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Dave24319

    Dave24319 Out Of The Brooder

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    The rooster I have,This pasted winter---Got some frost bite on its --I swear I can't think Of whats its called here now to save me--Anyway its top nots/head--Not bad--and Not w/me did he get this--I said If he could talk--he would Thanked me for saving his life! Any way --I was told this evening that a rooster that had frost bite like that was now steril!!!????? Could this be at all True!!?? I don't think so.

    Thanks

    Dave
     
  2. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No! Not true!
     
  3. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the frostbite is bad then yes until they heal they can be sterile and it does cause low sperm count. This is the reason people dub their roos.
     
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    The pain from moderate/severe frostbite can cause a rooster to be sterile for a short time. Once it is healed, he will start doing the job right again. This is the same with any injury.

    Matt
     
  5. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    really then why to they caponitize(sp?) them
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    dosent make sense...if hes pain free enough to do the deed..hes not going to be sterile from pain. thats kinda like saying a man gets sterile if he wacks his finger too hard or something..its just not true..
     
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  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    caponizing and dubbing are not even related.

    caponizing is castrating, like turning a bull into a steer.

    dubbing is removing the comb and sometimes the wattles.
     
  8. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that what I am saying... kinda... if all you had to do is dubb them to make them sterile why would you bother going to all the work to caponize them?


    It makes no since
     
  9. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe you dubb them to keep them from getting frostbite, it has nothing to do with making them sterile.
     
  10. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
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    No not true.
     

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