Frostbite combe

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jb2miller, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. jb2miller

    jb2miller Out Of The Brooder

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    What can be done?
     
  2. BigSoftee

    BigSoftee Out Of The Brooder

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    vasoline to help prevent it in the future. thick globs, helps keep the skin protected from the cold.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Do not rub the frostbite, but dab on Neosporin ointment, coconut oil, or vaseline. Check the ventilation in yor coop to make sure that you are letting the humidity out, since moisture, not cold is what generally causes frostbite. This includes getting wattles or legs into water, then the cold air hitting them causing them to freeze. Here are a couple of links to read:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/12/frostbit-in-backyard-chickens-causes.html
    http://naturalchickenkeeping.blogspot.com/2013/11/how-to-help-chicken-with-frostbite.html
     

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