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At what temp do we have to protect our girls combs and feet from frostbite?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by kacklinkelly, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. kacklinkelly

    kacklinkelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those of you living in cold country, If that's a silly question, just laugh at me. This is my first cold season with backyard chicks. Only have 3 and they have become our pets. They have an A Frame tractor set up. Upstairs lots of pine shavings. Have also covered the top with a plastic tarp to keep any major draft from entering any areas DH didn't caulk. temps got to about 25 last night. Supposed to get colder tonight. Thanks
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As I understand it, proper ventilation and keeping things dried out in the coop provides the most effective prevention.
     
  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, you want to keep the coop dry since the condensation will collect on their combs or waddles and can freeze.
    Also, if you have any roosters or chickens with LARGE combs or waddles, just rub some vaseline on it so the water won't freeze.
    I have roosters that have long waddles and when they drink water, the waddles get dipped into the water, so if we get temps below zero, I rub the vaseline on it.
     
  4. kacklinkelly

    kacklinkelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both
     

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