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Frostbite on hens combs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by vjbakke, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    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
     
  3. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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