Frost bite!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Derekh93, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. Derekh93

    Derekh93 In the Brooder

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    Had a really cold blast What do I do??I know what went wrong and what to fix outdoors/coop, I would like to know what to expect from the bird and how to help thanks everyone
     

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  2. Skipper81

    Skipper81 " For my yoke is easy and my burden is light "

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    If your referring to the dark area on the comb I think it will be fine
     
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  3. Derekh93

    Derekh93 In the Brooder

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    Yes the dark on the comb i was very concerned for her she’s s good bird the best one I have
     
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  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

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    There is not much you can do except try to prevent further problems by providing high overhead ventilation end to end to help remove humidity, and keep the roost away from drafts. Prevent spills and keep bedding dry. It can take a few days to see if it clears up or if there is damage. Damaged combs tend to turn black or tan, and will become rounded off. Do not handle or massage the comb. Here is some reading about frostbite:
    https://articles.extension.org/pages/70255/frostbite-in-chickens

    https://the-chicken-chick.com/frostbit-in-backyard-chickens-causes/
     

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