vasoline on combs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by anjbagley, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. anjbagley

    anjbagley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read that vasoline on chickens combs will help them from getting frostbit. Is this true? Does anyone have any experience with this? THANKS!
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Yes it works and can help. You have to do this in advance (a day or two ahead and done often) of bitter temps setting in tho. Hens usually tuck their heads when roosting it's the roosters with large single combs that this happens to alot even if they are in the best of coops. Most will lose tips but severe frostbite on their combs can happen.
     
  3. anjbagley

    anjbagley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I will give it a try today and see if I can help my roos pull through this winter!
     

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