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 Songster

    Feb 1, 2013
    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 Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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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