Vet wrap for comb frostbite prevention

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by VillageChicken, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. VillageChicken

    VillageChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    We're just going below freezing out here and I'm trying vet wrap on my Leghorn rooster this year to see if it helps protect his comb. Anyone out there tried this? I'm wondering how long I can leave it on there. I'm thinking I can leave it on for a few days to a week. It's not on tight. I'm hoping all the little air pockets in there will provide some insulation for him. I just don't know why I haven't read about using it anywhere, and it doesn't come up on any websearches. I guess it really would only work on the huge combs that you can really wrap it around... but they're really the only ones that need it really bad.

    Anyone's experience with trying this would be helpful.
     
  2. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Try using vaseline on the comb.. it is very effective.... also great for their feet too!
     

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