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Vaseline on combs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by serendipityfarm, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. serendipityfarm

    serendipityfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Connecticut is starting to get coooold! We'll be below freezing tonight.
    Wen do you start putting Vaseline on combs? How much and how often?
    I have mostly Cochins, but a couple with enough comb that I'm worried about it.
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    Thanks!
    ~Terry
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If your coop is well ventilated they should be fine down to zero. A lot depends on the size of the coop and number of chickens, as they will warm it to some extent.
     
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  3. Frannabelle

    Frannabelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I must confess I do not know about vaseline on combs....none of my chicken friends here in Michigan do this either. I assume it's for frostbite prevention?

    How does it prevent it and does it work?

    I put vaseline on a couple of my hens feet because of mites (which worked great by the way!)
     

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