I'm lazy...vaseline question...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Shannon's Chix, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Shannon's Chix

    Shannon's Chix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    N.E. Florida
    I don't feel like going back to the store. I sent my son to get some vaseline to put on combs tonight for a hard freeze and he came home with a vaseline lotion![​IMG]

    Can I still use this or do I have to go to the store? What about crisco or something? Obviously I'm being lazy today...[​IMG]
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    is it really that cold in Florida that they are risking frostbite
  3. dappertophatter

    dappertophatter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2008
    The Jersey Shore
    North Florida does get occasional freezes, Dar.

    I would think that the lotion would have irritanting perfumes and such- I woudl think Crisco would be OK (they're both oily, same textureish), but I have never tried that, and don't want to risk my or somebody else's flock.

    Go get the Vaseline.
  4. featherbaby

    featherbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL 32210
    You might as well go get the vaseline, it's going to be dipping into the 20's for the next 7 days. Arrrrrgggghhhh!!!! I moved to FL because I hated cold weather. What happened??? Do you have a heater in your coop? I do and it works great. The thermostat holds it steady at about 60 with no worries.
  5. yoker

    yoker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 7, 2008
    I live in Alberta canada and I didn't put anything on my Roosters (cause I didn't know vaseline helped, and they got frost bite.) So I don't think yours need anything (just my thoughts)
  6. kcsunshine

    kcsunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Maryville, Tennessee
    How cold's it supposed to get there? It was 17 yesterday and 14 this AM, and mine just have a roosting coop - not one big enough to stay in all day. They're fine. They scramble (no pun intended) to get outside every morning.

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