vaseline on comb needed for 30deg.F temp inside coop?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by frog522, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. frog522

    frog522 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 16, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    Is vaseline needed? It frosts around this part of norcal a few times every fall/winter. Tonight the weather is supposed to get down to 30F with a frost warning. My girls are inside the coop at night and there is pretty good draft reduction.

    If it's 30F in the coop with adequate moisture ventilation, do I need to put vaseline on their combs? If I need to I will, but if most don't think it'll be an issue then I don't want to make more work for myself.

  2. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2010
    No, chickens come pretty well equiped for cool weather. Was down to 10 or 15F last couple nights no issue, once winter comes it will get far below 0F here and no troubles for them.
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I've read they are fine down to about minus 25 -- IF the ventilation is good enough to keep the humidity down.
  4. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    I agree, we are suppose to be -4, and I don't expect frostbite. It needs to be really cold, say -20 before I get worried. 30 is nothing to fret about.
  5. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I grew uo in wisconsin we had chickens and never had a problem with frostbite as long as they are in a dry draft free coop they will be just fine.

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