help!!! frostbitten combs!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by stepfarms, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. stepfarms

    stepfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    ill start off by saying i just started chicken farming and need some information. i bought all my chickens at an auction and my rooster has frostbite on his comb. i diddnt know it and diddnt find out until today and need to know what to do aout it. i heard that they are infertle when their comb is frostbitten and im wondering if that is a myth. i also have a hen with a frostbitten comb. i need to know will it go away if it will by itslef if i need to get medication or anything how it affects them and anymore information you have on the subject. i would also like to know how to prevent it because this summer i want to raise chicks and cant do it if he is infertle, thanks

    -stepfarms
     
  2. Scott H

    Scott H Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other end of the rooster needs frostbite for that to happen...;-)
     
  3. etammy

    etammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know about having frostbite on the comb causing infertility problems and if it did I would expect it to be temporary. Frosbite looks like dark spots on the comb and waddles. I have read that if you put vaseline on the comb it helps to protect the comb from frostbite. But the best thing to do ios provide them with a coop that is safe and free of moisture and no direct breezes touching the chickens in the winter. I think what you may mean is that you can tell if they are fertile by how the comb looks, which would be red.
     
  4. stepfarms

    stepfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks you two that solves some of my chicken problems and im glad to know my rooster is healthy enough to make a new generation. im glad that you helped me and my rooster is too. :)
     
  5. stepfarms

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    im sorry like i said im new to byc and i forgot how to start a thread, any help?
     

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