Is this frost bite? If so...what now?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chicks6629, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. chicks6629

    chicks6629 New Egg

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    Is this frost bite? Not sure...we are keeping them in a secure coop until the cold passes that the ventilation is 8' above ground level in the coop. I've tried to build it to keep the wind off if y birds. If this is frost bite what do I do now?[​IMG]

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  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Yes, it does look like frost bite. You can put some bag balm or vaseline on the comb to help prevent any more frost bite. It will help sooth it as well. Make sure your roo is not sleeping up to high where all the moisture is going at night and keep your vents open even on the coldest of nights to keep moisture flowing out of the coop.

    For further detail on this matter, you might post this question in the emergency section here of BYC....

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Great to have you aboard and I hope your roo gets better. :)
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your roo, hope he gets better.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Very light frost bite. Apply bagbalm or Vaseline, and he may not lose any of his comb - welcome to BYC.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! It looks like frostbite to me [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. oletymer

    oletymer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 3 yr old leghorn really got hit this past freeze that came through pa, has anyone ever had it this bad??
    just wondering how much will fall off,
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