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Chickens Got Damaged Combs From Frostbite

Author: Kerry M.
Skill: ZYTO Compass
Date: 01-27-2013
Views: 2,998
Word Count: 174
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 8223-OR
Brand Neutral: No

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My Black Australorp rooster and one of my Buff Orpington hens had some black tips on their combs from frostbite. I used the recipe below and added Melrose essential oil, then applied it to their combs. Two days later and they look good as new!

My natural non-petroleum Jelly recipe:

1/8 cup grated beeswax (about 1 ounce)
1/2 cup olive oil

Combine beeswax and oil in a small saucepan. Melt over very low heat or in the top of a double boiler.

Pour into a jar to cool.

Once completely cool, add lid and close tightly.

If you want a firmer consistency, add more beeswax. It's okay to remelt the jelly after it has hardened. Just keep working on it until you are happy.

You can add any essential oils you would like: Peppermint and Eucalyptus for a vapor rub type, Cypress, Marjoram and Lavender for frostbite or as a barrier. I am now using this for my Australorp Rooster's comb in the freezing weather, the possibilities are endless.

Click the link below to read my other testimonial about chickens.

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