Rooster's wattles are swelling

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by IloveBuffy, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. IloveBuffy

    IloveBuffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rooster's wattles are bigger and a lot wider than they were. He isn't outside with the others, he's just sitting on the roost. His whole face seems to have gotten a bit bigger. What's happening to him? Is it contagious?
     
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  4. IloveBuffy

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    OK, I don't think it's frostbite, he is acting fine but a little lazy. At night he comes down and is normal (except for the swollen face).
     
  5. IloveBuffy

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    Eggsessive, just saw your 2nd post, probably is frostbite. [​IMG] Is there any cure for it?
     
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    I've never treated frostbite, but someone on another thread mentioned that their vet gave them Silvadene Cream to put on it--that is what they use on bad human burns to help heal and prevent infection. If you have some neoporin or other antibiotic ointment I would coat them plus the comb in case he gets more. Besides fowl cholera, I also think that coryza can cause swollen wattles. Coryza is a respiratory disease that causes thick nasal secretions and usually swollen eyes or face, and it usually has a bad smell.
     
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  8. IloveBuffy

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    OK, but he is a Polish Crested, so his comb doesn't have it and probably wont, because of the feathers protecting it. But I'll do his comb too
     
  9. IloveBuffy

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    I did Vaseline, is that good?
     
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