What do I look for with frost bite?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jo Anne, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. Jo Anne

    Jo Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first winter with chickens, I've read threads about frostbite. I have 4 Rir in an A frame tractor. Picture in my avatar. They have a tarp over the whole tractor, straw in their roost, and closed ramp.
    Just in case, I want to be prepared also since the wind chill will be in the negative 2 digets.:(:
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Frostbite is prevented primarily by making sure the humidity they put out in their breath and poop can escape from their coop during the night. There needs to be a substantial opening at the hhigh point of the coop, as their warmer air rises.
     

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