Frostbite possible this early?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rescued10, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Rescued10

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    My 8-month-old RSL hens have beautiful large red combs. Today I noticed dark patches on some of them. The temps here (CT)have not really gotten extremely cold yet, but did drop below freezing a couple of times. Could they have frostbite this early in the season? Their coop is dry, with storm windows but still plenty of air movement, I think. I am planning to Vaseline the combs--any other ideas?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Doesn't sound right. Frostbite, in a dry, well vented coop is pretty rare until around zero or below. Sometimes the spots are the result of another bird grabbing them by their combs.
     

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