Can I use Bag Balm on combs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jdoane, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. jdoane

    jdoane Songster

    Aug 7, 2013
    Western Massachusetts
    I have one pullet with some frostbite on her comb. I have been coating her comb with Vaseline but it doesn't seem to be protecting it enough. Does anyone know if I can use Bag Balm? It says "for use on pets apply liberally".

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Bag balm surely will not hurt.
  3. ten chicks

    ten chicks Songster

    May 9, 2013
    I use bag balm on my chickens for cuts/scratches/wattles/combs,never any problems.
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  4. Pam85099

    Pam85099 In the Brooder

    Sep 8, 2012
    Alma Michigan
    Wet skin will cool faster,[129] will reach a lower temperature,[12] and will freeze at a higher threshold (~−0.6°C,[100]). Frostbite is most common in exposed skin (nose, ears, cheeks, exposed wrists), but also occurs in the hands and feet because peripheral vasoconstriction significantly lowers tissue temperatures.[33] Instantaneous frostbite can occur when the skin comes in contact with supercooled liquids, such as petroleum products, oil, fuel, antifreeze, and alcohol, all of which remain liquid at temperatures of −40°C. Contact frostbite can occur by touching cold objects with bare skin (particularly highly conductive metal or stone), which causes rapid heat loss. Vasoline is bad it cools the skin put it on your skin go outside and see what happens it makes you cold. I don't know who thought putting Vasoline on combs was good but I feel bad for their chickens.
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