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How To Prevent Frostbite?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Allie Grace Sanders, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Allie Grace Sanders

    Allie Grace Sanders Songster

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    I use a heated poultry font. They get fresh feed and water every morning. My rooster is a Buff Orpington.
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma Premium Member

    I use Rubber stock bowls but don't have Birds with big combs or wattles...Plus I have to heat my Coop due to Respritory issues...
     
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  3. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Crowing 6 Years

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    There are the horizontal nipple waterers that you can train your birds on. (I've not done that) But then those will freeze up too if it's cold enough...
    Yah the boys do dip those wattles in the founts but my Welsummer didn't do too bad last winter. Just the front fringes of his wattles looked a bit dusky. No major loss on them. I do note he gives a head shake after he's drank from the fount so that is good. Might have to watch your roo for individual results.
     
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  4. Allie Grace Sanders

    Allie Grace Sanders Songster

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    Thanks, I know my pullets shake their heads, but I don't know if he does.
     
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    Mrs. K Crowing 8 Years

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    The point about the distance from the roof is a very good one! measure from the roost and the wall. I have had much better luck at 30 inches below the roof, and 15 inches from the wall. I forgot I did that.
     
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    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    My roosters with large combs often get naturally dubbed their first winter. I can't stop it. I definitely am not chasing multiple roosters around to Vaseline combs. They get frostbite, they lose comb points, than next year it isn't a problem.
     
  7. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    That's my stance on the issue. Gets too cold here for Vaseline to help anyway.
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma Premium Member

    Your so Cool... :hugs...Too much like me...:frow
     
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    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    :highfive:
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma Premium Member

    I have actually only Vasalined my Horses hooves when out riding in sticky snow or hatching eggs to prevent drying out during pip and Zip...
     
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