I saw in Backyard Poultry a reference to using lard on feet/combs/wattles to help prevent frostbite. anybody else here use it? I think it would be preferable to vaseline (petroleum product) in case the chickens ingest some. Also would not be flammable. I know it sounds ridiculous, but as a nurse I've seen it all. People use vaseline stuff on their lips and nose and light up............of course I'll check the chicken's dresser drawers for lighters and paraphernalia............... Lard may contain BHT, a carcinogen. I'll have to check that out. A wound-care nurse told me Eucerin cream is nothing more fancy than repackaged Crisco vegetable oil. That also contains BHT. I know we eat it in cookies, etc. but the dose is much greater to a 4 pound chicken. so, anybody use anything to help prevent frostbite? Thanks.