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When can frostbitten roo go back in coop?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SIMZ, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. SIMZ

    SIMZ Crowing

    Apr 29, 2011
    Northwest Indiana
    Hi everyone!

    We've had a bad week with frostbitten roosters. One of ours will be in the garage for the long haul because of horrible swelling. We have another who has frostbitten wattles, and we brought him in just as a precaution. He definitely has black skin along the bottoms of his wattles and will probably lose the bottom 1/4's of them.

    Needless to say, he's not happy in his "bachelor pad" in the garage. The weather is warmer now -- 20's today and around 30 tomorrow.

    Question: When is it safe to put him back outside?

    Should we bring him back inside every time the temps drops below freezing? Or just when it gets around 20?


  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    You can put him back right away.
    I'm sure you are rubbing vaseline on the wattles before letting them out into the cold.
    They should be fine.

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