My baby roo has severe frostbitten feet! I need some advice!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lil Chicken, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Lil Chicken

    Lil Chicken New Egg

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    I just found this message board and I am hoping to get some advice for my baby (He thinks he's a baby) rooster! He is extremely imprinted and has no idea he is a chicken! Long story for another thread. Anyway, last week it was in the single digits and Chicken Little whom I thought was getting along with the other chickens just fine was forced to sleep on the ground and his feet froze. So I brought him inside until he thawed out and then put him in a cage outside. (It took a lot of tough love to get him to live outside in the first place and I did not want him to think he was going to live inside again!) I think the cold weather was too much for his (already once frozen) feet because they froze again even though he was on hay. Now, he can hardly walk and when he stands he falls over onto his side. It has been in the upper 60's all week but his feet are turning black. Is there any hope that his feet will survive? Is there any hope that he will survive? What should I do to help him?
     
  2. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    Oh my [​IMG] I'm so very sorry about your darling roo. I dont know if there's anything you can do for him once they turn black - I sure hope so though.

    I know others with more experience in this area will chime in soon.

    [​IMG] to you and Welcome to BYC
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    If his feet swell (an infection has set in), you may as well put him down. Frozen/frost bitten feet are very difficult to bring back. The loss of a couple of toes usually isn't a problem, and he may very well lose them. The feet are turning black because the flesh is dying.
     
  4. Lil Chicken

    Lil Chicken New Egg

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    Quote:That's what I was afraid of. Thanks anyway.
     

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