Rooster limping badly...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by midwestmilkmaiden, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. midwestmilkmaiden

    midwestmilkmaiden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all..
    about a month ago.. it was fiercely cold here in the midwest and my rooster got frostbite just about everywhere.. started bleeding.. so i removed him from his hens cuz they were peckin' him badly.. so(not sure of the correct term) but the spikes on his feet fell off from being frozen and about 2 weeks ago started limping.. i've looked as well as i can without catching him and it doesn't seem to look bad or infected that i know of .. but i don't want it getting worse.. hasn't improved in the last few weeks..
    have never injected my birds with anything.. not sure how to or if i should give him some sort of antibiotic??.. what do you think??..thank you![​IMG]
     
  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    You need to CATCH him and inspect it closely to make sure it isn't infected. I've learned my lesson by trying to inspect birds from afar, it just doesn't work.
     
  3. midwestmilkmaiden

    midwestmilkmaiden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    .... and if it is infected what should i do or give him.???
     

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