I think that touching the combs of chickens is gross. It just creeps me out. I don't mind the feet, or the feathery neck, or anything... I'll touch a beak or check a vent (won't touch that either though), but the comb freaks me out. I am getting some delaware eggs to hatch, and wanted to know what y'all thought about hats for winter. I don't have many single comb birds, and the ones i do have are new, and haven't been through a -17 degree winter yet... would a hat work as well as *ugh* rubbing vaseline on a comb?