Care of Frostbitten Rooster
Our winter has been so relatively mild this year that a bad case of frostbite on my rooster's comb and wattles was the last thing I expected. Nevertheless, he is quite badly frostbitten and we found him quite a distance from his yard, crouched on the gravel in the driveway as though trying to warm himself in the sun. He was quite lethargic and passive.
We brought him into the house and put him in a large carton with wood shavings, food and water and grit. By the next morning he was standing and moving about better, but he is still far from well. Is there anything I can give him or apply to his comb and wattles that would make him more comfortable while he is healing?
A second possible problem is that he is not pooping very much. He is eating a bit, although not with much enthusiasm (except for scrambled egg). Do chickens get constipated? And if so, what would be a good thing to give him?