I'll admit it: I spoil my hens. They're so lovely and they bring me so much joy that I can't help but try to give them the best of everything. They eat organic food (including organic greens daily), and probably have the cleanest hen house in Scotland. With winter coming, I've become increasingly concerned about their comfort. Frostbite on combs and wattles can be a problem during our extreme Scottish winters, so I've read up on how to protect them. Everything I've read says to use Vaseline.
I'm not too crazy about the idea of using petro-chemicals on my girls, especially when I go to so much trouble to make sure they're looked after well. It seemed counter-intuitive to slather them with Vaseline, knowing full well it could end up in their beaks and crops (and eventually into their eggs -- ick!).
So I've developed a 100% natural balm to protect them from frostbite this winter. It's full of wholesome goodies like olive oil, blackcurrant seed oil, and beeswax. It forms an excellent barrier against cold and contains no preservatives, colourants, fragrances, or petro-chemicals. The packaging for the balm is completely biodegradable and can be easily composted after use.
Happy hens and chuffed chickens. :)