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

    Jul 19, 2012
    Northern Wisconsin
    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 Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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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