is this alittle frostbite?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mogli, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Mogli

    Mogli Chillin' With My Peeps

    i noticed on 3 of my hens the tips of there combs were its pointy the points had white tips on them the other two hens combs were fine a few black specks on them from peckin order as usual but is this a singn of frostbie starting its 29 to 30 degrees here the coldest its been at nite is like 12 degrees i think the lowest during the day was like 17 degrees do i need to put vasaline on there combs or not worry about it?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    The white tips do sound like frostbite. Vaseline would be good.
     
  3. Mogli

    Mogli Chillin' With My Peeps

    crap this is my 1st winter with chickens and i was hopeing it wasnt gonna happen cause i keepem locked up in the coop all winter
     
  4. Mogli

    Mogli Chillin' With My Peeps

    do they try to eat it off eachother is it bad for them if they eat it?
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I don't think I have ever heard of a chicken dieing from eating vaseline, I put it on my 2 roos combs also bag balm if your keeping them cooped in the coop then you might have a humidity problem if thats where they got it. They need good ventilation which should be up high so as not to have a draft on the chickens, what is your coop like?
     
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