Help! Rooster has black tips of toes!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cluckcluckgirl, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    I noticed today that my rooster's tips of his toes are black and burgundy. He is sitting down a lot, and appears to limp when he walks. I have checked and this is not bumblefoot, so what could this be? If anyone knows what it is, how can I heal it? Help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    frost bite. what is your temp?
     
  3. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Last week we got down to -10 fahrenheit. Is there possibly any cure for him?
     
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    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    there is a preventative, vaseline . depending on how bad it is he may lose some toes. i am not sure of treatment. im sorry. you can use the search bar and look up frost bite. if it recommends antibiotic lotion just make sure you DONT use the kind with pain reliever. it is toxic to chickens
     
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    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Thank you for your help. I will do that and see what the search results are.
     
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