1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Vaseline on combs?

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

  1. serendipityfarm

    serendipityfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2010
    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.

  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 2, 2010
  3. Frannabelle

    Frannabelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2009
    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!)

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by