Hi everyone, I am new to this forum and to chickens. Before yesterday I had never even held a chicken, lol. I am however an animal lover, and that is how I have found myself taking in a young rooster who is pretty sick and needs quite a bit of help. Long story short, this poor guy got left out in the elements by his owners, and sometime in the course of the last few days got bitten by what we think is a cat. His comb and wattles are SEVERELY frostbitten and the leg is infected and very swollen. When I saw him I pretty much burst into tears, called the owners and told them I was taking him so he has a chance. If it looks like he won't make it, he will be humanely euthanized. We are working with my vet, however I have heard that often the people who own and love these birds know just as much if not more than our vets about helping them pull through a tough situation, so I was hoping that you folks would have some ideas for drawing the infection out of the leg. We currently have him in the house near a heater with plenty of food and water. He has already had a shot of antibiotics, his leg soaked in epson salts, and are using a proscribed antibiotic ointment for his leg. I have also been putting petroleum jelly on the comb and wattles. Any other tips on chicken care would be much much appreciated! Thanks, KB.