My poor bantam roosters. They have been cooped up because it's been so cold, but I didn't think THAT cold for them. We came home yesterday to bloody roosters with frostbitten tips of their combs. Most of the situations I've read about, it happens in colder weather than this. It did get down to 10 degrees, and one of the heatlamps burned out, but one was still working.
I feel terrible. Luckily the temp is going back up and shouldn't dip below 20 for a couple of weeks at least. We reinforced the coop in the meantime and replaced the bulb. And of course we cleaned up the chickens and put some vaseline on their combs.
has anyone else had frost bitten chickens?