Frostbite...what it looks like

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SandraChick, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. SandraChick

    SandraChick Songster

    upon searching for other things...I happenstanced on this little picture gallery that shows among other things, what frostbite on combs and wattles looks like.

    I thought it might be helpful since so many are dealing with "the big freeze" lately.
  2. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bristol, England
    Brilliant, just what I needed for my website [​IMG]
  3. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bristol, England
    PS Do you have any idea what temperature you need to get down to before you have a problem with frostbite?
  4. Foghorn

    Foghorn Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Quote:That is a very good question Helena!

    I hope someone could answer it soon. It seems temperatures this winter are abnormally low. I would assume that comb size as well as drafts associated with wind chills would be a factor also.
  5. SandraChick

    SandraChick Songster

    That's a tough question--

    it depends on the conditions, the conditions of the animals....etc.

    It's more common with breeds with large combs/wattles
    I heard several times now it can be related to the combs or wattles getting wet when they drank water
    Wind (drafts) and moisture (humidity) can increase susceptability as well....

    I'd say it can happen at any freezing temps...INCLUDING FREEZING WINDCHILL (meaning it could be above freezing, but the wind makes it feel a lower temp)
  6. chicachic

    chicachic In the Brooder

    Seeing the pics, it seems like my rooster has a little frostbite, it would be on the top edge, correct? beause I also believe he has a scab from my other rooster pecking him through the fence. So what do I do about the frostbite? It doesn't look as though I can fis it..I wonder if he hurts there and what might I do to relieve and suspected pain?
  7. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    And I love the orthopedics section too! A pipecleaner! Who'd of thunk it?
  8. Maureen&chickens

    Maureen&chickens Songster

    Jul 25, 2009
    I have 4 roosters in my coop and only the tiniest one with the smallest comb & wattles has frostbite on his comb. Not sure why . . .
  9. Arizona Chickens

    Arizona Chickens In the Brooder

    Dec 20, 2009
    Grants Pass
    Thanks for photos.

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