Frozen combs....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Yukonchick, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Yukonchick

    Yukonchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    My poor chickens got frozen combs. I rushed in and insulated the coop quickly and put a heater in there to warm it up. one hen i had to bring her in the house and give her a warm bath and hot blowdry cause she had a big ball of ice poo stuck to her rear. Poor thing was so uncomfortable. She sure loved that warm bath though and blowdry. I think they'll all be fine now. My one rooster got the worst as far as a frostbit comb.[​IMG] Record cold tempertures up here in the Yukon this year.
     
  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

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    What I do when Its anything below 20 degrees- put petroleum jelly (like vaseline) on their combs- this keeps them from getting frost bite! Do this after they are up to roost, it makes it a whole lot easier. After a few times, they'll get used to it. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Yukonchick

    Yukonchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    oh, thats a good idea. Wish i would have known that before. My rooster are big and pretty hard to get ahold of though.
     
  4. dreamcatcherarabians

    dreamcatcherarabians Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait til they've settled in for the night and go in while they're sleeping. I use a flash light with a red bulb in it, they hardly even notice I'm there.
     

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