"frostbite"?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Luke0987654321, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Luke0987654321

    Luke0987654321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi
    my chickens have got very big long and dangly combs and wadles
    (i'm especially worried bout george my rooster)
    in spain (barcelona) we get very cold winters some times, and i was wandering if chickens can get frostbite on their combs?
    if they do what can i do to help them???[​IMG]

    thanks
     
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I live in the frosty north- how cold does it get in Spain?

    If your birds have a coop for protection they will probably be fine. Some people use vaseline on the combs when worried about the cold.
     
  3. currycomb

    currycomb Out Of The Brooder

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    some people hang a light bulb in the coop for added warmth, we actually hang a heat lamp over the water container, helps keep the water from freezing and adds some warmth to the coop. just be sure the coop has ventilation without being drafty. [​IMG]
     
  4. Luke0987654321

    Luke0987654321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well sometime it gets to -8 or -9
    ok
    thanks for the advice:)
     
  5. purplepoen

    purplepoen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On really cold nights sometimes I'll put Bag Balm on my roosters' comes and wattles, it really makes a difference.
     

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