frostbit combs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 5th lake chick, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. 5th lake chick

    5th lake chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Despite my best efforts with this last cold snap my chickens with the bigger combs have some frostbite( lows of -22, highs of -6.)

    Do I need to do anything? I have been putting vaseline on. should I switch to polysporin to prevent infections? Will it heal on it's own?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, I would switch to an antibiotic because they can easily get a secondary infection. Just be sure whatever you use doesn't have a "caine" drug like benzocaine, cetacaine, etc.
     

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