Small Rooster with Blistered/Frozen feet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by I<3myseramas, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. I<3myseramas

    I<3myseramas New Egg

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    Aug 21, 2008
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    Hi there,

    I have a 9 month old Serama Rooster, Levi.

    Appears to have large blisters between his toes... Stiff toes, Can walk but unstable... Eating and drinking fine. Has been on Oxytetracyline for a respotory problem.

    He was fine last night, I checked them about 9 P.M. He is in a Portable A-Frame coop, indoor portion and a 5 1/2 foot run off the back... They have a heat lamp on 15 hours 4PM-6AM. Getting a protien breeder mix by purina...

    It hit -6 last night, not sure what to do with him...

    I have 2 other hens that have small blisters between thier toes but the are not stiff...

    I live in eastren Washington...

    Thanks!
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    It has also been very cold here. I would make sure they have a draft free place to go. If you can add some extra bales of straw for added warmth.
    I would also but neosporin on the sores. Best of luck.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Hmmm... blistering due to cold is not a good sign... it's a sign of freezing damage to the tissues... I'd try to find a way to keep the ones getting frost bit warm, lest they lose their toes.
     
  4. I<3myseramas

    I<3myseramas New Egg

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    Oh my![​IMG] That is not good... I will have to think of a heated place to put him and the 2 little hens... any other advise?[​IMG]
     
  5. I<3myseramas

    I<3myseramas New Egg

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    OK. So I put him and the 2 hens in a stock tank with about 6" of shavings, It is in a building that stays at 60 F or so... Is there any thing I should watch for?[​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
  6. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Whoa! That's cold. I didn't think Seramas could stay out in weather like that. Frost bite or hypothermia are definite possibilities. With the frostbite, watch for blackening toes/feet/comb/wattles. Any dead extremities will eventually fall off, and it is extremely painful.

    Glad you found a warmer place for them. Good luck!
     
  7. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Keep an eye out for infection.
     

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