rooster troubles

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dodochick92, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. dodochick92

    dodochick92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a rooster that has a very bad infection from frostbite. I have never had this problem as i have never had a rooster but i need some advice.here are some pictures of him:
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  2. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Poor little fella. Is he eating,drinking on his own, and otherwise active? Keep him in a well ventilated coop to where the breeze won't blow on him. Make sure the coop stays dry. Use tepid water in drinkers with poultry vitamin-electrolyte probiotic powder. Vitamins,Electrolytes "Plus" is a good one at .25 tsp per gallon of water. You can give that 5 days a week to build him up. Use a little VetRX Poultry remedy on the combs and waddles. Birds with large combs are often dubbed in the coldest regions of America. I wouldn't recommend that now if he's stressed and recuperating though.
     
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  3. dodochick92

    dodochick92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is eating and drinking on his own fine. I cant really say he's active because most of the time he is in the coop.what should i do?
     
  4. dodochick92

    dodochick92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sadly he passed away a few days ago :(
     
  5. WDFlock2015

    WDFlock2015 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry for your loss. For future reference...I've read that it is best to separate a bird with frostbite, due to the fact that the other chickens will peck at it thus causing infection to occur, spread, and/or worsen. You should also treat any areas not infected with neosporin to prevent infection from occurring.
     

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