Extremely cold temperatures, wind chills, dampness, moisture, and more...all reasons that frostbite in chickens can occur. The black spots you see on this chicken's comb is a mild case of frostbite.
After doing research and talking to other chicken keepers, I think it's safe to say that cold climate chicken keepers will most likely deal with frostbite at one time or another. This being my first experience, I did lots of research and want to share with you my findings for preventing and treating frostbite in chickens. Click HERE to read more.
Many have been experiencing extremely cold temperatures along with wind chills recently. For us chicken keepers, that means extra care for our flock.
Frostbite or other illnesses can happen this time of year when the temperatures are so frigid and combined with moisture/dampness. And although the summer heat is the most common reason a chicken may need to re-hydrate, this cold weather may also cause reason to re-balance the loss of minerals or simply give a chicken the boost it may need.
Electrolyte drinks can help a chicken when needed. There is no need to run to the pet or feed store to buy some...with ingredients you most likely have on hand, you can make your own. To get the easy homemade electrolyte recipe and learn more about using electrolytes, click HERE.