Frostbitten feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mcardle671, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. mcardle671

    mcardle671 New Egg

    Feb 10, 2013
    We took possession of several 10 week old hens. On arrival a couple of them have frostbitten feet/toes. Will they eventually fall off or do we need to do something else. I've been told they can hop around with one effected foot. Any advice?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Generally frozen/frost bitten toes will turn black, dry up, and fall off. Chickens can get around quite well if part of the foot and toes remains - if the entire foot falls off, life is somewhat more difficult for them.

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