What to put on comb?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by joe17, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    What do y'all put on your chickens comb and face to moisturize it and make it shiny for the shows? Anything I could use that I might have at home on hand? I am getting Vet rx tomorrow if that would work. I hear Vaseline makes the comb flaky and vetrx burns! Are there different types of vetrx?
     
  2. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    use bag balm. thats what u used for my show birds
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    VetRx doesn't hurt the birds. Many breeders use that. I've used baby oil without an issue for years.
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Baby oil, Vitamin E

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  5. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Everyone has posted good responses so far, and you will find everyone kind of does what works for them.. I like to mix about 2/3 vaseline and 1/3 vicks vapo-rub. That seems to help really redden the face of birds that have been cooped inside for a while that might be loosing a little color.
     
  6. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    Thanks for the responses. Does bag balm and vet rx also moisturize their skin? A few of mine have dry faces. Maybe the baby oil would be best for that. Also, can I use all of this stuff on their legs also? Does bag balm or vetrx stain their legs or face a certain color?
     
  7. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:no it dosent stain them and vetrx works best on legs
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I've never used VetRx on legs. I use Adams Flea and Tick spray the night before to prevent mites from surrounding birds from getting too comfy on my birds.
     
  9. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:i like using bag balm because it moisturizes there skin. its made for chaped cow udders and isnt harmful to the bird.
    heres my show bird ready for his show the next day. bag balm was used on his feet and comb and face

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    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Ah! Clean-legged..makes COMPLETE sense now! I was trying to picture putting it on there and not getting the foot feathers caked.
     

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