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Rooster Frostbite

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lady EE, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Lady EE

    Lady EE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    Today we found that are rooster's wattles are frostbitten, and now parts are black and the bottom of one seem to be falling off. Is there anything we can do??Thanks
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Apply a thin coat of antibacterial ointment.

    Frostbite is often due not to cold temps alone, but a combination of cold along with poor ventilation, which allows moisture to build up in the coop, and/or drafts. You may want to increase your ventilation, especially if you see any condensation or frost inside your coop.
     
  3. Lady EE

    Lady EE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kay, thanks 1muttsfan
     

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