Frostbitten Combs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kinney's Urban Ranch, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Kinney's Urban Ranch

    Kinney's Urban Ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    We had a bitter cold snap this week after 67 degree weather last weekend. After the sudden temp change, we have 2 girls with a little frostbite on their combs. Should I apply something like A & D or vaseline to their combs, or just let it heal on its own?

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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    They will probably heal on their own, but an ointment like A&D or Neosporin might help prevent an infection. Also, since ointments are mostly Vaseline, this should help prevent any more frostbite. (Not a cream, an ointment.)
     
  3. Kinney's Urban Ranch

    Kinney's Urban Ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!

    I have some A & D that I will go ahead and put on the two that are affected already and if the temps drop again I will treat the other two ladies as a preventitive.

    I can't imagine that it feels that good! [​IMG]
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Kinney's Urban Ranch :

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    Thanks!

    I have some A & D that I will go ahead and put on the two that are affected already and if the temps drop again I will treat the other two ladies as a preventitive.

    I can't imagine that it feels that good! [​IMG]

    I'm sure it doesn't. I meant to say, an ointment should also feel good to them.​
     

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