Treating frostbite?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by arpyhh, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. arpyhh

    arpyhh Out Of The Brooder

    My roosters have frostbite on combs and wattles!
    Can I use neosporin/polysporin and aquaphor?
    Is there anything else?
    Can I keep them in the coop or do they have to be isolated?
    Any advice appreciated.

    Last edited: Jan 9, 2014
  2. cfremder

    cfremder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2012
    I had a hen that had an issue last year. I used A&D ointment on the comb to help protect. She healed just fine, although it took awhile.
  3. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

    Jun 16, 2012
    Tending to my chickens
    The frostbite looks like it got them pretty good. You can use some Neosporin, just make sure that it is not pain killing or reducing ointment, as these contain ingredients (ending in -caine) that are toxic to chickens. They should be fine in the coop, as long as it's not too cold. The dead tissue will eventually fall off, and the comb will be left with a rounded top.[​IMG]

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