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Combs and lotion?

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Quick Q here, can dry-ish combs have a non scented lotion applied? Will it matter to the hen if it is or isn't applied? I was thinking of something like udder cream type of lotion...
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I think the better question is why are the combs dry in the first place? A red plump comb is a good indicator of overall health and sexual maturity. A pale, dry comb usually indicates a molt, broodiness,immaturity or illness or parasite infestation of some sort. Are the birds otherwise healthy, active and productive?
Edited by donrae - 4/7/15 at 7:59am

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Rachel BB

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post #3 of 5

Donrae's questions are good.    

 

Just want to add my 2 bits that I use lanolin on combs and wattles after a bath if I'm trying to make them look snazzy :)

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hi i was wondering what type of lotion to use on chickens combs after a bath???

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I like Bag Balm. It is a bit thick and greasy, but if you rub it in and then dry of the excess, as long as the chicken doesn't go take a dust bath, the comb stays pretty clean. It soaks in nice and moisturizes the comb and doesn't flake like vaseline. 

 

Scarlet Oil works nice too. You can get this at many feed stores. It is really an anticeptic, but it has nice oils in it that soak in well. Reddens the comb too.

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

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