Frostbitten feet?? Hellpppp please!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Raekins, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Raekins

    Raekins Out Of The Brooder

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    May 21, 2009
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    I live in Washington and we've been having some serious weather here, lows of 15 and highs of 35 degrees. I have 3 chickens that are 7months old and normally when I go out to feed them my red is first at the door jumpin around all excited. For the last 3 days shes been just sitting in a ball by the door not moving too much and so today I finally decided to pick her up and she kinda could catch her balance and I looked at her feet and they look extrememly swollen and very very slightly blueish. I think its frostbite? I brought her inside the house and I have towels around her feet and shes layin down right now but is there anything i can do?! I thought about putting her feet in some warm water but I read in different places that could be painful if she does have frostbite... I dont know what to do! Any ideas?! Please help.
     
  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Unfortunately if their feet are already frostbitten there is not much you can do. Prevention is the way to go.

    If you want to warm them up do so slowly.

    Good luck with the chickens.
     

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