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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Overrun With Chickens

    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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