Rooster Black Swollen Comb ~ Click HERE
We reached -40C without the windchill in effect the other day and this was the result when our heaters couldn't keep up in the barn. The heat lamps were just above the water and still could barely keep the water open. IT WAS COLD! The heat from the chickens bodies kept them warm, but someday we will build a good barn of our own!
|Just after -40C, frostbite|
UPDATE ~ 3 WEEKS later ~
Below is a photo of the same rooster and the top of his comb has shriveled and it has started to fall off at the front. It will all fall off soon we think, but he is not otherwise affected.
|3 weeks later, blackened and falling off|
|"Tweety Bird" Japanese Rooster also sporting a little frostbite tips|