Roo's swolen waddle.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bigredfeather, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a roo who's waddle is very swolen. Any idea as to what this be from?
     
  2. BJ

    BJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From other posts I've seen here, it might be frostbite. I am still learning about this subject myself. Are you from a cold location? Would frostbite be a possibility?

    As far as treatment, I can't help you on that. You might do a search on "frostbite treatment".
     
  3. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has been as low as -15 in the past week so that's it.
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can't really treat it. Just lather it in vaseline, that's not supposed to freeze. My roos are getting it too. Crumby week weather wise.
     
  5. BJ

    BJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read that massaging helps get the blood flow circulating again and might help. Will he let you get a hold of him and rub his comb?
     

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