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frostbitten wattle = INFERTILITY??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by humphrey farms, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. humphrey farms

    humphrey farms Chirping

    Jun 28, 2012
    Naples Maine
    Someone told me that my roo that has a small bit of frost bite on his wattle (black) and has had vaseline treatments will be infertile! What[​IMG]does having a little frost bite have to do with spring infertility??? Just curious..

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I've heard the same thing, but have not found it to be factual. If you think about it logically, a rooster's testicles are safely enclosed in his body far away from his wattles and comb. If frostbite causes serious debilitation of a rooster, I can understand impact upon fertility until he recovers.

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