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Is it okay to put lotion on a dry comb? If so, what type?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Fluffychicken7, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Fluffychicken7

    Fluffychicken7 Chirping

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    Hi,
    My 3 chickens are molting and their combs are very dry. Is it okay to put lotion or oil on them? And what type would be best, if any?
     

  2. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Songster

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    Coconut oil wouldnt hurt them and it would moisturize them. But if your up north (i live in texas so i dont know what LA like) or it cold (freezing) i would but vaseline on the combs after words to help protect them from the cold.
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

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    I like Bag Balm and it also helps against frost bite. But coconut oil is a wonderful all round moisturizer and healing agent.
     
  4. Fluffychicken7

    Fluffychicken7 Chirping

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    Okay thank you!! Where would bag balm be purchased?
     
  5. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Songster

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    I've seen it at PetSmart. Also a farm or feed store/
     
  6. eleaserek

    eleaserek Songster

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    You can find bag balm behind the pharmacy counter at target. I don't think PetSmart has any...at least not mine :)
     

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