My rooster has frostbite, is there anything/should I do anything?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chick peeps, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. chick peeps

    chick peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    114
    10
    88
    May 3, 2014
    I just noticed the other day that the tips of my roosters comb are blueish/purple. It's been around 10degrees F sometimes after dark. I don't really know what I should do, if I should even do anything. Would appreciate some help.
    Thanks
     
  2. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Here is a great link
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/12/frostbit-in-backyard-chickens-causes.html?m=1
    Also try and make sure the humidity in the coop is never higher than it is outside, keep bedding is dry and removed poop quickly because it's mostly water and it's adding to the humidity... Also vaseline or lanolin on the comb can help prevent water from building up on the comb causing frostbite... Try not to have any open watering systems in your coop...
    Closed nipple waters would be fine but an open heated bucket would be bad...
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2015

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by