"Vitamins A&D ointment" on combs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by GracefulBantams, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    I have a product called "Vitamins A&D ointment", will this be okay to use on their combs in place of vaseline to protect them from frostbite?
     
  2. RocketDad

    RocketDad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A&D is superior to vaseline based products for diaper rash, can't see why not. Petrolatum is actually not very good for human skin over long term use.

    A&D works great for adult issues too. Like runner's rash, or other sweat/friction irritation. I keep some in my army travel kit.
     
  3. GracefulBantams

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    Thanks!
     
  4. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would totally use A&D - even before I'd use vaseline. Heck, anything safe enough for a baby bootie is certainly safe enough for the chickie's comb.
    I like to use it on my hands after a day of working in the gardens.
     
  5. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would bag balm be good? better than vaseline?
     
  6. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not familiar with bag balm. But I do know that you have to watch out for products with ingredients that end in "cane."
    I'm remembering Speckled when she lost her Hawkeye to a product containing "benzocane."

    ETA: correction on dangerous ingredients.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2010
  7. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bag balm is what they put on cow udders!
     

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