Frozen Combs?

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« on: November 16, 2007, 20:07 »
It was really, really cold here last night,  when I let the girls out this morning about 7 o'clock they were reluctant to stay in the run to eat their breakast., they just went back into their house and only came out as I was leaving for work just after 9!

Later today I noticed that their combs had brown tinges round the edges, is this frostbite?  Is there anything I can do for them?

Sorry to have to ask, I know I've seen a post on this somewhere, just can't find it!

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2007, 20:37 »
i think a coating of vaseline will help. i could be wrong and im sure someone who knows for certain will be along shortly

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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2007, 20:37 »
yups  :wink:
still alive /............

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2007, 20:38 »
wey hey,   8)  im getting good at this chicken lark

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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2007, 20:41 »
if you go to your local pet shop there is now a little wooly hat you can get for your chickens it has little courds you tie under there beaks to stop them falling of i think there going to bring out little boots and socks to and theres the new chick pampers also for when them little darling chicks have an accident.
i wounder how them millions of birds who live in the bleak wilderness actualy survive ( vision of bill ody chasing them with wooly hats in his hands)
seriously what you need to do is put a perch in front of the fire and invite them all in for a warm a cup of tea and if they fancy it a chat.

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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2007, 20:44 »
Quote from: "alan42"
if you go to your local pet shop there is now a little wooly hat you can get for your chickens it has little courds you tie under there beaks to stop them falling of i think there going to bring out little boots and socks to and theres the new chick pampers also for when them little darling chicks have an accident.
i wounder how them millions of birds who live in the bleak wilderness actualy survive ( vision of bill ody chasing them with wooly hats in his hands)
seriously what you need to do is put a perch in front of the fire and invite them all in for a warm a cup of tea and if they fancy it a chat.



 be nice alan .the ladies love there chickens like us fellas love machines :wink:

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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2007, 20:47 »
jeeeez matey only joking around take chill pill

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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2007, 20:51 »
Quote from: "alan42"
if you go to your local pet shop there is now a little wooly hat you can get for your chickens it has little courds you tie under there beaks to stop them falling of i think there going to bring out little boots and socks to and theres the new chick pampers also for when them little darling chicks have an accident.
i wounder how them millions of birds who live in the bleak wilderness actualy survive ( vision of bill ody chasing them with wooly hats in his hands)
seriously what you need to do is put a perch in front of the fire and invite them all in for a warm a cup of tea and if they fancy it a chat.


cor, youve described my chooks and how they live perfectly,  :lol:  :lol: have you been peeping through my windows alan.

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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2007, 20:55 »
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jeeeez matey only joking
A few emoticons would have conveyed that nicely.  :)  :D  :lol:  :wink:

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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2007, 21:09 »
Did you get out of the wrong side of the bed today Alan  :?:  :wink:
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2007, 21:13 »
:wink: think munty rubbed him up the wrong way :D

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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2007, 21:14 »
i replied with the same humour that the post showed .... i winked ............ :wink: and i could see that you meant it in humour ,,,,,,,, even without the smileys etc ........... :roll:

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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2007, 21:15 »
No Rose,  Alan can come across a bit grumpy but he knows a lot about chooks - Don't you Alan  :D  Hav'nt see you about recently, Welcome back  :D  :D

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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2007, 21:50 »
But you're quite right I found a really nice hat for my girls to wear on their combs in the winter  :lol:


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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2007, 21:55 »
my hens have 'built in' hats  :D
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not so visible there as that was when they were still moulting but you get the idea



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