|Juvenile Barred Rocks pile into a nesting box to stay warm. How many can you count?|
|small combed chicken breeds are perfect for extremely cold climates|
I’m extremely excited about the Icelandic Chickens that we have added to our flock. They are incredibly tolerant of cold and hot climates. You can find out a little more about them on our homestead website.
|small bit of frostbite (black) on young cockerels comb|
|Mild case of frostbite — the comb is not infected, so it is not severe. I would start treating in this case, however.|
I also swear by black salve or ointment. Whenever I have a comb or wattle injury, I instantly go to Christopher’s Black Ointment.
Please understand, as I stated before, that chickens are nature’s creatures, not ours. And they adapt very well, if taken care of properly, to climate changes. As always, make sure they constantly have plenty of water and food, and that their run is free from snow and ice during these winter months. It will help their winter time experience drastically over these frigidly cold days!