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Going away for weekend: leaving the frostbitten rooster?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wings, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first winter with chickens, so I'm learning.

    I'm going away for the weekend. I have someone to come and check for eggs, and their food and water is already taken care of.

    I noticed that my rooster's comb is just a TINY bit swollen. It's not black or anything.

    My question is: is it okay to leave for 2 days, or do I have to tell the person watching them to treat his MINOR frostbite?
     
  2. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I think he will be fine. You may want to put some Vasiline on it though.
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you have electrolytes you could add to his water? If he can be segregated you could use electrolytes with terramycin (antibiotic). [​IMG]
     
  4. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I can't separate him, though.
     

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