Post by orpingtongal on Dec 9, 2005 13:42:02 GMT -5
Help! We are newbies! We built a chicken coop with electricity. We read pros and cons on using a heat lamp in Minnesota weather. My husband said no heat, they will adjust. I disagreed but thought he knew best. Our 2 roosters have black freezer burns on their combs and waddles. I read somewhere that it was gangerine and that we should cut it off. Is that necessary and should we put a heat lamp in? Please, Please get back to me today!
Post by Kickingbird on May 17, 2006 19:56:49 GMT -5
I apologize for not getting back with you on this. I have been super busy at work and have not checked this board often.
The frost bite will dry up and fall off, if it has not already. The birds will be fine. We often call this the "Michigan" dub job as almost every rooster in Michigan looks like that after a year or two.
You can cut them off (dubbing) and it will save the rooster some pain associated with frost bite. But it is not nessisary, and it can be quite bloody.