Leghorns in a northern Utah winter. Do I worry about their combs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by harrisville chicken, May 29, 2014.

  1. harrisville chicken

    harrisville chicken Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    Northern Utah
    We are going to pick up three 4-week old Leghorn pullets this evening. After reading a little bit about them, I've seen several comments on putting petroleum jelly on their combs in the winter. I've never done that for my black stars, frizzle banties, dominiques, australorp or austra-whites.

    Are there any of you out there who live in the Ogden, Utah area who have Leghorns that can share your experiences with me?

  2. Laughing Raven

    Laughing Raven In the Brooder

    May 6, 2014
    Victor, MT
    Hi [​IMG]

    It's been highly suggested that the larger the comb the more prone to frostbite in very cold weather. Especially if they are allowed out in their coop run on said cold periods of weather. Petroleum would just be a good way to avoid any frostbitten combs during winter forays from the coop.

    Best of luck with your flock.


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