Swollen Wattles

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rubyred45, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Rubyred45

    Rubyred45 New Egg

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    Elvis, my rooster,has swollen wattles and they are warm to the touch, He also flips his head back and forth, I am assuming cause they feel huge probably. I have him drinking some water with antibotic in it and also using vaseline. Will it get better? and How long? I think it could be frostbite - it was done to -1.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It's not the temp but humidity that causes frostbite. I would probably put Neosporin rather than Vaseline on them, but there really isn't a lot you can do once the damage is done. Mostly you need to increase the ventilation in your coop. The humid air they put out in their breath and poop needs to be able to excape at night.

    This is an excellent article, written by a Canadian:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...-go-out-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop
     

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