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

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    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

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    is it really that cold in Florida that they are risking frostbite
     
  3. dappertophatter

    dappertophatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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