What to do for frostbite on combs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JDE99156, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. JDE99156

    JDE99156 Just Hatched

    9
    2
    19
    Aug 4, 2016
    Newport, Washington
    Even though I put Vasoline on my Buff Orpingtons combs they got frostbite. Is there anything I can do for them? They don't seem bothered by it but I feel horrible and we are going to get hit with another week of below zero weather.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,353
    401
    191
    Jul 19, 2016
    Iowa
    Do you have good ventilation?

    Frostbite happens to a lot of us.
     
  3. JDE99156

    JDE99156 Just Hatched

    9
    2
    19
    Aug 4, 2016
    Newport, Washington
    Yes, I think it was mostly caused by blowing snow and subzero temperatures. I have moved the flick to a winter home that is shielded from the wind.
     
  4. HilldaleChicks

    HilldaleChicks Just Hatched

    10
    2
    19
    Sep 29, 2016
    Aniwa, WI
    Green Goo from Amazon.com worked really well to heal minor frost bite on my hens. It's beeswax base not petroleum and has lots of natural ingredients that heal and disinfect. I also use it when my hens get pecked. Don't rub the injured area more than you need too so I warm the Goo a little so it goes on easily.
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by