Help rooster has frostbite

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Matthew01, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Matthew01

    Matthew01 Just Hatched

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    Ok my Buff Orpington roo has frostbite and is not walking well, and is yawning is there anything that will help him he's inside now.
     
  2. weirdturkeyfreak

    weirdturkeyfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait it out, keep him in a cool area or he'll get pneumonia. That's what happened to my birds. They got cold & I brought them in & then they got sick.
     
  3. Eggcessive

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  6. Matthew01

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    He's doing much better. But not drinking.
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    His comb looks a bit frostbitten where he may lose a few points off of it, but I can't really see much of the feet.If you have betadine or plain triple antibiotic ointment, you can gently put some on his comb--just don't rub or massage the comb. Do you see any there? If he continues to not eat or drink, you may want to take him back out to his coop. He may eat or drink in a dog crate where he can see his girls.
     
  8. Matthew01

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    He's eating but not drinking and in the coop is another roo who was picking on him.
     
  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Try a cereal bowl of feed , and mix in some water to make it soupy. Add a little egg or a tsp of yogurt. Most chickens will eat egg or runny feed. Are his toes or feet frostbitten?
     
  10. Matthew01

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    I don't think they are and thanks for the fast replys.
     

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