Poultry Keeping – Cold Weather, Food and Water

Cold weather can be a problem for our birds: we’ve had some very hard frosts over the past few weeks – it even snowed!

Cold Weather for Poultry Keeping
Cold Weather for Poultry Keeping

Frostbite:
Its worth bearing in mind that if daytime temperatures stay below freezing then large combed birds or birds with large wattles can get a touch of frostbite and this is most uncomfortable. The most noticeable symptom of this is darkened /black areas on the comb or wattle. One of the preventative measures, other than keeping them inside (something that you may already be doing due to the Avian Influenza), is to apply a small amount of petroleum jelly to the comb or wattle. Continue reading “Poultry Keeping – Cold Weather, Food and Water”