Roo's frostbite has gotten worse - possibly infected...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HappyPlace, Jan 23, 2012.

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  1. HappyPlace

    HappyPlace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a thread a bit ago (maybe a couple weeks?) because my little roo was getting frostbite on his comb. I have been putting Bag Balm on his comb to help him heal and kind of insulate and even though it wasn't really getting better, it wasn't getting worse, so I just kept up with it. Now, it seems to be getting infected.

    Part of the back of his comb turned black (and some of it did fall off), and two of his points were black but now, it looks like under the black part and on most of his points, his comb looks yellow. He's still eating, drinking and still mating with his hens, but he looks a little worse for wear anyways...

    Is there anything I could/should do for him now? I'm tempted to stop using the balm for a bit and just clean him up and see if that helps...

    Is there anything to help the infection? I would REALLY appreciate advice on this...
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I've not personally dealt with frostbite among my birds, so I don't have much in the way of advice (but I'm hoping others will see/respond). However, I tend to agree with you about stopping the bag balm for a while at least. I don't know that I'd want that (if it's thick/kind of greasy like pet.jelly) around the infected area...if it is actually infected.
     
  3. HappyPlace

    HappyPlace Chillin' With My Peeps

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