is it ok to use Bag Balm for freezing combs to prevent frostbite?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by McGoo, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Wondering if anyone has used bag balm and if that's okay to use.

    Long story short - my friend's 5 chickens have been getting frostbite. I suggested that vasoline was a good way to prevent frostbite, but instead she used bag balm and her chickens are all getting black tips...frostbite.

    Her coop is probably too big for only 5 hens, but any other ideas are appreciated. [​IMG] Thanks

  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    I use it, but only sporadically - I haven't seen any frostbite yet and it's 17 degrees right now

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