?'s about straight combs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fowlsessed, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just recieved 5 chicks in my order with large combs. Do I really have to worry about frostbite? I live where it gets down below freezing at times. thanks
     
  2. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If gets down in the single digits Fahrenheit or their heads get wet when it is well below freezing, then they might get frostbite on their combs.

    I don't think you will have a problem in Tennessee.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Ditto.

    Plus Cochins shouldn't actually have large combs, though hatchery-based ones might. I wouldn't worry though. As long as your birds have a well insulated coop and your winters aren't North Dakota insane, I'd think you are fine. [​IMG]
     
  5. they should be fine, if they start to get some put vaseline on their combs, WORKS WONDERS [​IMG]
     

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