1. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    alabama
    just wanting to get some info on frost bite combs. mine are not frost bitten but since cold weather is here i was wondering how to keep it from happening? i live in alabama. what degrees can they get frost bit?
     
  2. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Humidity causes frostbite, if possible, be sure the coop is well ventilated and isn't

    trapping in humidity. Some people dub the combs and wattles to prevent it. It might
    not be something you want to do, but I've never had a problem with frostbite with
    my dubbed birds. For their feet, you can get wide roosts, so that when they roost,
    their body covers their feet and keeps them nice and warm [​IMG]

    Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2011
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Here's some common sense about frostbite.

    http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-treat-frostbite-in-chickens.html

    Technically you could get frostbite at any temp below freezing, but it would be unlikely until you get much colder. I'm no expert on Alabama weather, but I would think your greatest chance for frostbite would be a freak storm that drops your temps unexpectedly and rapidly or a prolonged cold snap.

    And as Ukiah said humidity can greatly exacerbate the chances.

    Good luck, I am expecting first snow tonight,

    Imp
     

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