When the frozen areas start to thaw out the bird will be in pain .when the frozen area turns black this is gangrene setting in . trim the birds ,1/2 cc of duramycin or penicillin in the breast muscle for 10 days
Be not afraid of the dark , be afraid of what hunts in the dark
when you first start to notice signs of frost bite, bring the bird inside rub the frostbit part gently for about 15 minutes then apply vaseline or any type of petroluem jelly. I find that this protects the area and I have used it on many birds because I live in Ontario we get lots of cold weather so it is always a concern.
Post by Kickingbird on Apr 13, 2004 16:08:09 GMT -5
In Michigan the temps can get quite low also. Any rooster that I'm thinking of keeping for long term breeding use is usualy dubbed (removing comb and wattles). This prevents any frost bite and any delay in fertility due to healing.