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Pictures of Frostbite Comb if anybody wants to see what it looks like

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by riverpie, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. riverpie

    riverpie Out Of The Brooder

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    Last year my rooster got frostbite on his comb. I'm going to attempt to put pics on here for your reference. Some people mentioned to cut the frostbite off but I didn't do anything except keep him in a coop for the rest of the winter and feed him good. It took several months but he looks fine now. You can't tell he ever had frostbite. His comb isn't as large and detailed but if you never saw him before you would never know.
    It will turn a yellow color and then black. He is also missing his tail feathers due to a dog attack that happened the previous day. I could tell he didn't feel good but he looks great now.

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    With Frostbite Pictures

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    Already healed good while tail feathers were about halfway grown back out. I tried to get pictures through the frostbite cycle

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    After Frostbite Healed. Comb not as big but he's healthy now.

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  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Beautiful chcken. Sorry he had a bad winter. Great pictures of frostbite.
    Did the points fall off?

    Imp
     
  3. THELMA

    THELMA Out Of The Brooder

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    what a beautiful bird. Dont like the sound of cutting the frost bite off it sounds awful I would have left it just like you.
     
  4. riverpie

    riverpie Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:They actually just seemed to disappear over time as it healed and the comb seemed to just heal itself. It's not quite as large now but if you never saw it before you would never know the difference. I've read some people cutting on theirs and the bird bleeding to death so I'm glad I didn't attempt something like that. Nature took it's course and he was fine.
     
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  5. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for posting this! I"m glad things turned out well for your roo, and it's comforting to know that what looks to me to be such a bad case of frostbite can turn out so well [​IMG]
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:They actually just seemed to disappear over time as it healed and the comb seemed to just heal itself. It's not quite as large now but if you never saw it before you would never know the difference. I've read some people cutting on theirs and the bird bleeding to death so I'm glad I didn't attempt something like that. Nature took it's course and he was fine.

    Thank you for answering. I also am glad he's doing well.

    Imp wishes he could have roos.
     
  7. JoePa

    JoePa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They actually just seemed to disappear over time as it healed and the comb seemed to just heal itself. It's not quite as large now but if you never saw it before you would never know the difference. I've read some people cutting on theirs and the bird bleeding to death so I'm glad I didn't attempt something like that. Nature took it's course and he was fine.

    How do you think he got frost bite? - was it that cold or was there other factors involved? - one wonders how cold can it get before you need to supply some heat -
     
  8. riverpie

    riverpie Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:They actually just seemed to disappear over time as it healed and the comb seemed to just heal itself. It's not quite as large now but if you never saw it before you would never know the difference. I've read some people cutting on theirs and the bird bleeding to death so I'm glad I didn't attempt something like that. Nature took it's course and he was fine.

    How do you think he got frost bite? - was it that cold or was there other factors involved? - one wonders how cold can it get before you need to supply some heat -

    He always roosted in a tree at that time and it was blizzard type conditions that night. Extremely windy and snowing. He had been out in zero degree weather before and has done fine but I think the extreme wind combined with the wet and cold is what did it that night.
     

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