Blue splash rose comb dutch bantam shank emergency!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RustysProvider, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. RustysProvider

    RustysProvider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a group I plan on breeding and one of my roosters foot/shank is deteriorating. The skin was black and now the color has spread. His skin is almost peeling off like a snake sheading skin. I just want to know if chickens can bring limbs or anything for that matter back to health.
     
  2. RustysProvider

    RustysProvider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe it's frost bite. Can he recover completely from it?
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think I would take him to a vet, or at least call one and ask his opinion. Maybe it is more than frostbite, like tissues getting gangrene
     
  4. RustysProvider

    RustysProvider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I planned on taking him I just wondered if it would be worth the hassle first. Like if he can't recover and isn't going to mate my hens due to his messed up leg I'd rather jus cull him and save the time and money as well as his quality of life.
     
  5. RustysProvider

    RustysProvider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's turned out it was frost bite and if I would've caught it earlier we could have saved it. But his shank and foot are dead and black and stiff. His chances are slim. I think I'll keep him around if it starts to get worse i will cull him but if the weather breaks and he is looking better i may keep him. We'll see.
     
  6. bwahk

    bwahk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read a thread where hydrogen peroxide prevented gangrene, I know it does work as Ive used it on other injuries. Wish I could help more.
     
  7. Eva2012

    Eva2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I alo read that activated charcoal wraps help with gangrene.
     
  8. RustysProvider

    RustysProvider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rip roadrunner/slick. Unfortunately it was frost bite and booth legs from the bend down would've fallen off. What a quick harsh winter we had.
     
  9. RustysProvider

    RustysProvider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This would be road runner in his short lived "prime" and my Mille D'uccle hen named rusty.
     

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