Quote:You are certainly safer to choose smaller combs. but it isn't essential. There are a few factors to consider - mainly your housing. As long as it is dry and draft free, chickens can tolerate pretty low temperatures. Moisture is the culprit for frostbite; you must have good coop ventilation. There are also a variety of other techniques people have used to keep birds comfy in cold weather - you can rub on vaseline or Corona or Poultry Rx (I also put that on legs).