With the temperatures getting so cold we had to go and get a heated waterer. I really hate this one, but it keeps the water from freezing, so it will work during the winter.
I think some of them are getting frostbite too, so I imagine there might be some of that in there too. I don't know what to do about it though! We have never dealt with frostbite before! So we insulated the coop, I put 2 heat lamps out there, I don't let them out especially with the temperatures as low as they are and with snow on the ground. So they are all cooped up and probably going crazy! (See what I did there with the "cooped up"? bwah ha ha! Sorry, couldn't resist.) Anyway, I just don't know what to do about the frostbite. I've read on chicken sites to put petroleum jelly on their combs, but I seriously doubt they are going to let me do that. Especially the roosters, who I don't touch very much. I know it is something we need to stop right away, but I am just so lost and frustrated about it! When I went outside to see them a little bit ago, I gave them some bread and scratch, which they enjoyed. I've also been putting electrolytes in their water. We have the two heat lamps going but I could still see mine and their breath in the air...anyone have any ideas?