Is this frost bite? If so what now?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicks6629, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. chicks6629

    chicks6629 New Egg

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    [​IMG]Is this frost bite? If so what now? The coop is sealed off except about six inch slot all the way around the top border for ventilation. The vent is about 8' from floor of the coop. If this is frost bite how can I prevent and or treat?[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. It does looks like frostbite on the tips of the comb. I would put some Neosporin ointment or vaseline on the combs of any like that. It is the moisture in the air that can cause this, so the ventilation is important. Adding extra bedding to keep it dry may help. Here are a couple of links for tips:
    http://www.tillysnest.com/2013/01/frostbite-and-backyard-chickens.html
    http://www.hobbyfarms.com/livestock-and-pets/frostbite-in-chickens.aspx
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/12/frostbit-in-backyard-chickens-causes.html
     
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  3. chicks6629

    chicks6629 New Egg

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    Well he did really well for me and only pecked one time. Other than that a little kicking but none the less i was able to put a pretty thick coat of triple antibiotic ointment on. The bedding is like 8-9" of straw so I think I'm good. Anything else at all I could to to help?
     

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