Can organic raw coconut oil be used on combs to prevent frostbite and treat it? I don't own vaseline. My 2 hens are 3 yrs old I just got them end of August. My friend said her hens were not laying much so she was going to process them. I asked to buy 2 of them. They had been fed organic grain with no soy and no corn. My girls are pets who work on controlling grasshoppers, work the land and providing manure. Oddly enough when I got them they started laying. I changed the grain to organic but it has soy and corn. So now the temps are dropping to 20's and not mid teens. I noticed one hen has black spots on her comb. The black spots seem to be a scab and then I can see touches of blood under it. It's not always on the tips oddly. Her comb looks half of what the other hens comb is, like shorter. Her eggs tend to have more rough shell, possibly thinner too. I have read many articles and some swear by vaseline type products and some say they don't help. I live on prairie in CO it's very dry, altitude 6000. The hens have chosen to roost on a 2 x 4 but on the 2 " side. It has metal fencing on it so I covered it with a blanket. After the temps dipped down I decided to put them in their med sized dog crate ( plastic shell type) with straw and a blanket over it. I build up the straw at the exit so they can break through in the morning. I put them in at night and they are sleepy. They use the dog crate to be transported from barn way down to garden. They use the crate as their mini hen house during the day. The blanket has some holes near the top. The hen had the black spots before changing her night sleeping but I noticed she may still be getting spots. I have one heat lamp being used in insulated goat room 6x12 ft. It's 35 to 40 degrees at night I think. There is no window and only a small LED night light and then the heat lamp comes off and on. I can't run another extension cord to this barn. The 4 goats are on one side of a 12 x 24 ft and the chickens on the other. During deep winter there is sometimes ammonia smell in the goat area and I dig out the bedding and or make more ventilation. I hesitate to add the hens. But I could. One of the goats is very old and fragile goat ( almost 11). I hope to install a glass window in the barn in goat and chicken area so they can have sunshine before I get to the barn in the morning. If the hens get put in with the goats it's going to be dark a long time. The goats use a doggie door to go out. I can't let the chickens out near the bar. Hope that makes sense. Any thoughts? sorry it so long.