1. BawkinOnTheBench

    BawkinOnTheBench Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2008
    We used Vaseline on the combs of our Leghorns, as we've read about. Of course, the Vaseline doesn't STAY there. The 3 formerly white leghorns are now gray.

    Does anyone know - does the vaseline getting into their other feathers impair the ability of those feathers to keep them warm?
  2. aliena614

    aliena614 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Columbus, Ohio
    as long as their arent gobs of it you should be fine! give them plenty of dustbath and that should help! I had this same problem and switched to plain ole chapstick (non medicated)! it works wonders!
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2009
  3. Have you tried liquid vitamin E, I buy mine from Freds drug store for a 4 oz bottle it's only$1.49, and works well on both dogs and chicks marrie.

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