frostbite

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kaymart, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. kaymart

    kaymart New Egg

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    One of my chickens was attacked while I was at work. She went missing for 4 days and returned with no feathers on her whole butt and tail! She seemed to get some frostbite so I brought her in for a week, vaselined it and her new feathers are growing back. Our weather is in the 50's so I put her back out as she was miserable. Now we are predicted to get snow and temps during the night of 20 degrees. What should I do with her? I live in Greenville SC. KM
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    She should be fine. Chickens are tough as an old boot. If you are worried about her bare butt then I would perhaps make a saddle/coat for her out of fleece to cover her until she re-grows some cover. There are some no-sew patterns floating around here for saddles. I used them and they work well. The toughest part is getting the fit right on the first try. Chickens are smaller than they look.

    Good luck.
     
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