ETA-I did read through several threads about frostbite Just not sure what I should do at this point? Leave him inside? He's not liking the dog kennel :| So may just have to put him back out?
Edited by MesMama - 12/18/16 at 7:55am
We are in the same situation here in northern WI, -19 this morning and -35 wind chill. I have good ventilation too, but my boys are suffering too. I grease everyone up with veterinary balm at night and close off the coop. I read that nature has a way of dubbing our birds for us and the first winter is the hardest. We just have to do our best to keep our birds comfortable. Here's my big boy Cuddles and his frostbitten wattles.
I brought my roo inside overnight for observation to make sure he could eat and drink, since his wattles were so big and heavy his mouth was hanging open. He ate good and drank, so the next morning I applied the goop to his comb and wattles and put him back in the coop. My husband wouldn't let me keep him in another night, because he was crowing at 6am, and we don't get up till 8am most days.