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Extreme frostbite

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 1ChickyMomma, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. 1ChickyMomma

    1ChickyMomma Out Of The Brooder

    11 month old rooster with severe frostbite on both feet. I have had him indoors now for 3 weeks. It was an awful green colour (one leg) with antibiotics and eletrolytes it cleared up. Not they both look dead, cold to the touch and very stiff. He is an Easter egger.. Sweet as pie!
    Is there anything we can do to help? Or is it too late? :'(
    Willing to try anything



    Last edited: Jan 25, 2016
  2. GodofPecking

    GodofPecking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2015
    I do not know how to bring dead cells back to life, however I would like to suggest that using a fridge or freezer with a hole cut in it makes a good shelter for chicks or chooks in cold weather. I have raised many chicks and chooks through frozen icy weather and haven't ever seen frostbite in my flock.
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    So sorry! Is it just the feet?

  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    Is it just the feet? It almost like it's both legs and feet.
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio

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