Frostbite on Comb & Olive Oil

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ClareScifi, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As you recall, my rooster has a very large comb that is susceptible to frostbite. Someone in another chicken group just shared a tip with me. She says she rubs the combs of her large-combed chickens with a mix of olive oil and cayenne pepper, and it really helps protect the comb and increases blood flow to the comb. I wouldn't have thought of that; would you? I thought it was a good tip.

    Speaking of olive oil, would you mind voting for my recipe below? I'd love to win a trip to Spain and take my poor rooster with me! He just hates this super cold weather we are having here:


    Here is wlhere you would vote:

    http://biggestoliveoilcookbookcontest.com/recipe/249

    Thanks for your help,

    Clare
     
  2. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But, there's just no way he would ever submit to having me put olive oil on his comb. He is very independent-minded, my rooster. :>)
     
  3. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Easy...

    Wait until he is on the roost.... he will be sleepy.... put some Vaseline on his comb ( it lasts longer than olive oil and is messy too........) enjoy !

    Suzie
     
  4. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is very aggressive, even at night. If I go in the coop, he is on high alert, thinking I am a raccoon. My boy has a very active imagination. I am glad he is such a good protector of his hens, but I sure don't want to get in the way of his beak. That has happened a few too many times, and I have the scars to prove it. But he's beautiful, and I love him. I just want it to warm up so he can enjoy the weather.
     

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