1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

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 Out Of The Brooder

    39
    0
    22
    Nov 11, 2013
    Los Angeles, Ca
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,992
    128
    151
    Sep 2, 2015
    Texas
    My Coop
    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 Overrun With Chickens

    8,936
    1,762
    391
    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    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 Out Of The Brooder

    39
    0
    22
    Nov 11, 2013
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Okay thank you!! Where would bag balm be purchased?
     
  5. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    926
    118
    126
    Mar 17, 2015
    SW Ohio

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

    eleaserek Chillin' With My Peeps

    248
    25
    73
    Mar 17, 2015
    Billings, MT
    You can find bag balm behind the pharmacy counter at target. I don't think PetSmart has any...at least not mine :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by