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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by freeprkr, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. freeprkr

    freeprkr Hatching

    Jun 5, 2007
    N.W. MN
    A couple weeks ago our temps reached 35 below and a my two roosters suffered a bit of frostbite. Just a smidgen of their waddles and the very tip of their combs turned black. They don't seem to mind, except for prevention, is there anything I should do. Thank you in advance.
  2. keystonebantams

    keystonebantams In the Brooder

    Mar 4, 2008
    they will lose the skin in the areas they have frostbite, it will turn white then red again. they will be fine, some people like to coat the combs and wattles with vaseline to keep the moisture off them when it gets cold. it is the moisture that freezes and destroys the tissue that causes the frostbite.


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