Hello all, I am a new member to BYC but have been using the forum for research since early last Spring. Unfortunately, the last few days I have had to research frostbite and dubbing. I have 2 white Leghorn Roosters and 18 hens, a few of which are showing signs of frostbite. 3 days ago I noticed one rooster's wattles extremely swollen. I started the flock on Teramycin immediately. I also started researching what to do about the swollen wattles. The one thing that kept popping up in the forums was dubbing. I was debating the process. The next night the rooster was having trouble breathing and his head was drooping as he roosted. He had fluid and foam coming from his beak because his head was so low as he roosted. I took him in the house and put him in a box in the warm basement. I immediately came back to this sight and found instructions on dubbing again. I found an article that stipulates draining the swollen wattles to allow dubbing. I did that with a sterilized razor blade. He didn't even flinch when I slit his wattles. Clear fluid and blood oozed for a few hours. He was not drinking or even moving on his own so I put Teramycin water in his mouth with a straw until I was sure he had enough liquids for a while. The next morning he was a little alert and his wattles looked almost normal. Later that day he was drinking and eating on his own. Today he is very alert and seems fine. I still have him in the basement and decided to dub his comb and wattles. I obtained a pair of surgical scissors and had a pair of kitchen shears as backup. I wrapped him up in a towel and held him with my legs. I tried the surgical scissors but they didn't work well and he DID NOT enjoy them. I switched to the kitchen shears to try to remove a single frostbitten tip from his comb. They worked but again, he DID NOT enjoy them. I removed another tip thinking that I was doing more good than harm but there was a LOT OF BLOOD. I decided to stop the whole process and see if anyone else has any other ideas.