Rooster Has Frost Bite

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jakesnake2323, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Jakesnake2323

    Jakesnake2323 Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in southern New Hampshire and recently it has been very cold, -30 degrees cold. I have 9 hens and a rooster. All of my hens seem to have no frost bite, however the rooster's comb has begun to get black and scabby. I'm worried it could be harmful to the rooster. Is there anything I can do to help? And is frost bite bad for the rooster?

    Thank you for the help! [​IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

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  3. Chicka and Co

    Chicka and Co Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Place some vaseline or petroleum jelly onto his comb.
     
  4. Jakesnake2323

    Jakesnake2323 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the help! I'll probably put some Neosporin on his comb.
     

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