Helping your chickens get through frostbite and what to do

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  1. Chicken-lovebirdchihuahua
    If your chicken has frostbite, then that means your coop is to cold with to much condensation. The way to fix that is to winterize your coop, that's what I did when I saw my Rooster with frostbiten comb tips. So I got some plastic wrapped it around my coop but I left some parts uncovered so the condensation was out but so was the wind. Only leave patches of no plastic at high places twards the top of the coop. If your coop is covered then that means your chicken is not cold hardy, and I usually don't recommend this but maybe an added heat source would be a good idea. Just be very careful because of coop fires. If you are wondering what will happen to your chicken after frostbite, what will happen is the parts that are frostbiten will fall off, and sadly will never grow back. If you aren't sure what frostbite looks like then it is eather white black or grey and usually starts at the tips of the combs. Like in the picture at the bottom of the page.

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  1. Ashley McDaniel
    Thanks for the info. But even with my coop being winterized and we'll ventilated with no drafts hitting the roost, plenty of warm straw bedding, and healthy feed, my roosters still got frostbite. The temps were in the negative teens for 2 whole weeks where I live. After drinking water, their huge wattles would get wet, add that to being in the below zero temps, and there you have it. Even with a thick, protective coat of bag balm. The temps here are slowly increasing. We are still at 0, but during the day we climb to the high teens. Today will be the warmest day in weeks, reaching a high of 30°F. Tomorrow will be amazing at 40°F, but it's supposed to rain. One thing I did not know though, was that the frost bitten parts would fall off!? This has me concerned due to the size of his frostbite areas. Thanks for sharing.

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