How long should I keep the roo inside?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tori8780, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. tori8780

    tori8780 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We brought our rooster in last week due to severe frostbite and infection. His wattles had gotten extremely swollen and warm. He's doing much better now, all swelling and heat has gone away. I'm wondering when I can put him back out with the flock? Here is a picture of him today. [​IMG]

    I will say that it is supposed to be very cold for the next week (single to below zero). I'm worried the frostbite will just continue to spread. My other rooster and none of my large combed hens have any frostbite, not sure why he's getting it so bad :(
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    thats a pretty bad case. the problem i have heard of not experienced is moving them to the warm then back to cold again. its like they have to get used to it all over again. i would at least wait till this below temps. eases up. poor guy.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would wait until it gets warmer, as it would probably shock him to go from a warm house to really cold temperatures. More isolation will also help make sure he is fully healed, and allow him to regain any strength he's lost due to the frostbite. It is likely that he will lose most of the frostbitten area, but I guess you'll have to see. Good luck!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree. If you put him back out in the coop and its still really cold, he may get more frostbite.
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    You can always put him out during the day if it's above freezing, and bring him in at night.
     
  6. tori8780

    tori8780 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been in between 0 and 15 daily. I will start doing that when it warms up though. Thanks!
     

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