Waddles(diseased,fungus,frostbite,???) Pic included

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mac Momma, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Mac Momma

    Mac Momma Crabgrass Queen

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    Answering question for post in this section.

    1) RIR, 10 months, about 7-8 lbs
    2) No abnormal behavior
    3)Crusty placed bled a little when I was wiping with saline wash.
    4) Unknown cause.
    5) eAting and drinking normally, I believe.
    6) How does the poop look? Normal
    7) Saline wash and neosporin administered so far
    8 ) Prefer to treat myself
    9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help. PICTURES POSTED
    10)Metal storage building converted to coop with pine shavings

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    Noticed my rooster has this yellowish, crusty looking abnormality on his waddles, one side actually. I am uncertain what it is or if I should be overly concerned. Treated this evening with saline water and neosporin. Crustiness bled a bit when I was wiping with saline water.

    Anyone have a clue what I am looking at here? Frostbite, fungus, disease? Thanks for any input or suggestions.

    ETA: sorry the pics are sideways, they were edited in photobucket and look upright there!
    NOW THEY LOOK RIGHT!
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2009
  2. Mac Momma

    Mac Momma Crabgrass Queen

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  3. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your lookin at achicken with bad frostbiten waddle.
     
  4. Mac Momma

    Mac Momma Crabgrass Queen

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    That is what I was thinking. I will treat it as I have read in other posts. I dare to say that dubbing is not something I think I could stomach, though. [​IMG]
     
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Frostbite...
    Let it heal if you don't want to dub and put a hair scrunchie around his neck and his wattlesto keep them out of his water bowl.
     
  6. Mac Momma

    Mac Momma Crabgrass Queen

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    Thank you. I have a beautiful neon green scruchie that came with some item of clothing of my daughters that would look divine!
     
  7. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've never even seen frost bite before but from all the discriptions on BYC I guessed it is frostbite...now what to do for it is another question...
     
  8. notsooldmcdonald

    notsooldmcdonald Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is the coolest idea I've heard in a LOOOONNNGGGG time! Thank-you so much for sharing!

    -Christian
     
  9. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cake Vasoline over the wattles and the comb. It will help with frostbite and help waterproof it.
     
  10. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Best preventative method is to use the poultry waterers that only allow the girls to drink without dunking their waddles into a large dish or whatever....they are worth the money.

    The trough only allows the beek to get wet and avoids the frozen waddles, in most cases.

    bigzio
     

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