We are suffering what for us is exceptional cold. I thought I would like to remind folk of the frostbite problem during very low temperatures. Here are two pics. of my La Fleche rooster, Young Nick. To be strictly honest, this is probably not truly frostbite. Young Nick, current alpha male, picked a horrible fight with two usually totally placid Brahma boys. He ended up with his face and 'horns' grossly swollen and one of his eyes completely closed.The tips of his comb were dusky blue and very oedematous. Then the cold weather came and his horn tips have become gangrenous. Though he seems fine now, back to his usual obnoxious self, it is a reminder to all who are experiencing severe cold to use the petroleum jelly or proprietary protectors, or keep coops warmed. I'm pretty much 100% sure that this boy's problems are not purely frostbite as none of the others are affected, including the other La Fleche rooster or the guys with ridiculously long wattles and combs. Because of his recent tendencies to pick fights on anything, I think he needs to go.