Frostbite on hens combs

vjbakke

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I noticed today that about 3 of our girls have some darkness on their combs, one with quite a bit. We will be increasing the ventilation to our coop to help. Is there anything I can put on it to help heal it? I know you can put things like Vaseline to help prevent it. They are RSL and have pretty good size combs, a few of them have lost some tips on their comb. We have a few nights of -20 windchill. They have a fully insulated coop. I'm pretty sure it's because they need better ventilation, that will be done today!
 

Imp

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I noticed today that about 3 of our girls have some darkness on their combs, one with quite a bit. We will be increasing the ventilation to our coop to help. Is there anything I can put on it to help heal it? I know you can put things like Vaseline to help prevent it. They are RSL and have pretty good size combs, a few of them have lost some tips on their comb. We have a few nights of -20 windchill. They have a fully insulated coop. I'm pretty sure it's because they need better ventilation, that will be done today!

Here's some information on frostbite.


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

http://www.ehow.co.uk/about_6612305_chickens-frostbite.html

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2602413/how_to_treat_chickens_suffering_from.html?cat=53

I hope your chickens are OK.

Imp
 

vjbakke

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Thanks, I believe they will be fine, their combs will be loose some tissue, but they are acting fine.
 

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