swollen waddles

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cochinqueen69, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. cochinqueen69

    cochinqueen69 New Egg

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    Hey all. I hv a jersy black giant rooster that does have frost bite damage from our frigid Indiana weather but on top of that, his waddles are HUGE and swollen. Why and what do I need to do for him? He looks miserable. All my birds are in shelter, they have a heat lamp but its still a little drafty. Hes been fighting with my Drake.......Are the swoolen waddles a sign of sickness or damage from fighting?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Try the emergency and diseases section for help with him and welcome to BYC!
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - Bag Balm for his wattles and make sure that he is not dipping them in the water when he drinks.
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Sourland has you set straight. Bag balm will help sooth the skin on the wattles. I like to use those small black tubs or dog bowls that are not filled up all the way so that when they drink the wattles are not getting dunked in the water and then freezing because they are wet.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  6. cochinqueen69

    cochinqueen69 New Egg

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    This rooster has huge wattles. Honestly dont think there's a way for him to keep.them from getting in water. I will try bag balm.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    You could always try switching over to nipple waterers. :)
     
  8. Chickenpen

    Chickenpen Out Of The Brooder

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    My neighbor had this happen to his rooster a very long time ago, I don't remember what he did for it. But I remember he said it was because it had froze. BatamFan4Life has a good suggestion: ( emergency and diseases section ) I'm sorry this has happened, and hope your friend gets well.
     
  9. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Swollen like this?
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    If your roo's waddles look like this you need a poultry disease manual.
     
  10. oletymer

    oletymer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorn roo has it bad this year too comb and waddles are swollen, thanks for the advice..
     

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