Polish cockrels with pecked heads-will they get frostbite?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Thassa, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Thassa

    Thassa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2012
    Adirondack Park, NY
    2 of the 3 polish cockrels l have the backs of their heads pecked clean (about quarter size). Is frostbite something I need to worry about?

    The only option I can think of is to knit them tiny little hats but I don't think that would go over very well with them. It seems like its one of my little polish pullets doing the pecking. (a silkie cockrel was doing it as well but he's in rooster jail right now)
  2. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 13, 2011
    Fox Valley, IL
    My Coop
    Mine thing will be to keep them dry- dampness is a major contributor to frost bite.
  3. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 14, 2010
    Jurupa Valley, CA
    You could put some vaseline on the spots, I know it helps stop frostbite on combs.....But I do like the idea of little hats.....:love :oops: I mean it is a good idea..................

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