Help my show booted bantam comb is frozen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pidgey104, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    It got down to 11 deg last night here in FL. I went out to check on everyone when I seen my show bantam's comb a blue color. What can I do for him?
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Bring him inside an very slowly warm him up.
     
  3. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    would that save his comb?? I hope
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If it turns black, there is no saving it.
     
  5. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    figures my first show chicken and he's ruined [​IMG]
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Showing as in for real show, or just 4h and fair type? If it's just 4h and fair type, even if his comb is damaged, that is not 100% of the score. If it's 4h, the presenter is like half the score. They look at body, feathering, weight, and type. Not all hope is lost. Chances not grand reserve, but can possibly do ok depending on what and how you are showing.
     
  7. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    I was hoping to real show him. I have no 4h around here that has anything to do with chickens only horses. [​IMG]
     
  8. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    whatever you do, don't rub..rubbing will cause more damage.
    keep the roo warm.

    fingers crossed it won't turn black.

    in future...applying a little vaseline to combs and wattles can help prevent frostbite by keeping body moisture in, and water off.
     
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Don't jump to conclusions quite yet... blue can mean that all the blood was going to the body to keep it's organs warm...You only really have to worry when it turns black. That's when the points can fall off...
     
  10. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    Okay I'll try some of the ideas you guys gave. Thank you very much.

    I'll cross my finger too
    :|
     

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