How to prevent frostbite?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by emma p, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. emma p

    emma p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello so it has been really cold were I am. And I was just wanting to know if anyone had done anything that could prevent frostbite? I read that you can use Petroleum Jelly and put it on there comb. Just wandering if anyone has done this :)
    Thank you!
     
  2. Cuckoo4Cochins

    Cuckoo4Cochins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering this too. Our cochin hen got frostbite last night [​IMG]
     
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Keeping your chickens dry is the most important..... but I am pretty please with my set up, and my broody hen got frosted too. It is just **** cold.
     
  4. emma p

    emma p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have cochins as well. One of them already had frostbite before I got her and a lot of her comb was gone. Hope you can figure it out! I am going to put Petroleum Jelly on mine. It will not do any harm I suppose.
     
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  5. emma p

    emma p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thank you!
     
  6. annabelle12

    annabelle12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Make sure your coop is ventilated. Moist air plus cold temps equal frostbite. Coop humidity should be under 60%. I leave the pop door open and have a roof vent...a vent near the bottom and top of the coop will draw out the moist air from the chickens breathing and droppings at night. This is very important for preventing frostbite. Good luck!
     
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  7. GhettoRoo

    GhettoRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    humidity removal things. mby if put 10 of them would not be a good idea? :D
     
  8. annabelle12

    annabelle12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Never thought of that! Just make sure the chickens can't get at 'em. Don't they say on the package "do not eat" ? [​IMG]
     
  9. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    The best "humidity removal things" are adequate vents.
     
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  10. GhettoRoo

    GhettoRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    show me some adequate one:D
     

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