I believe my roo has frostbite on his comb. I was checking them out tonight and his comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tori8780, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. tori8780

    tori8780 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2012
    is turning a tiny bit black on the edges. I'm very worried about him now. Is there anything I can/should be doing for him? Their coop is a shed we converted by putting in a pop door, 2 large windows and 4 vents. All of the vents are open but the windows are closed for winter. We open the main door (the human sized door) every day so they can come out into our yard. I've read that frostbite is a ventilation thing, but how do I know if our coop has enough ventilation? I really thought it did. Any help would be appreciated, I feel so sorry for our little guy :( BTW, we are in MI and its been in the teens at night lately.
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2013
  2. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2012
    Southwest Virginia
    My Coop
    While you try to figure out the conundrum, you can coat the comb in vaseline before bedtime to protect it from frostbite. It sounds to me like you have enough ventilation--the next step is making sure that the bedding is fairly dry and clear of droppings since moisture is the culprit. Other than that, I'm not sure why he'd be getting frostbite.

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