Please Help...I'm new to this...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jennyalger, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. jennyalger

    jennyalger In the Brooder

    Mar 3, 2008
    I have a Rhode Island Red rooster whom we purchased as a chick last summer. He's a beautiful thing!! Anyhow, I noticed he somehow got locked out of the coop the other night (wouldn't fly back over the fence to get back in) and I noticed him the next morning...he seemed to be doing ok, but was hobbling a bit. I gave him extra hay to lay in to warm his feet. Well, today I checked on him, and his toes are all stiff...they won't bend at all and I am not sure what happened to him. The color is still the same, they aren't black or anything, but he can barely walk....and can't use his toes at all. Is this frostbite, and if so, will we have to put him down? I feel so bad for the guy, please help. I have him in the house right now, trying to help him, but I don't know what to do.

  2. chickaboo7

    chickaboo7 Songster

    May 18, 2007
    Manahawkin NJ
    I don't think one night would give him frost bite. maybe he twisted it or landed wrong trying to get over the fence.feel the foot is it were broke I think he would let you know. My guys have misjudged and landed wrong and limped around for a few days but they are ok now.

    Good Luck and Welcome

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