Greasy chicken heads

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenhill12, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. chickenhill12

    chickenhill12 In the Brooder

    Jan 24, 2016
    I put Vaseline on my chicken's combs to prevent frostbite, which I guess worked, because they didn't get frostbite. However their heads are now dark with oil and dirt, looks like the oil oozed down. My poor orps now have brownish heads. It's too cold to give them a bath, and they would probably stress too much if I brought them inside to wash their heads! Any suggestions ?

  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Personally I would leave them be. Once they start dust bathing, the oil will finally wear off[​IMG]

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