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Caught 2 aracaunas being pecked in middle of feathers today. Any idea how to stop this? What is YOUR chick health kit? These girls were bleeding so I pulled them away to brooder box (the flocks been outside enjoying weather).
Thx fellow chick fanatics;)

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post #102 of 107
good morning mama. your going to get different opinions on what u need to do but heres mine.

My kit includes:
Blue kote : hides the blood but stains everything it gets on.
Pick no more lotion : works well but needs to be applied at least twice a day.
vetracyn : works well for cleansing open wounds.

If it's just a little blood you can wipe w a warm wet cloth and apply blue kote or pick no more lotion. If u can post a pic or two it might help determine how bad It really is.

Best of luck to ya!
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Originally Posted by yochickiemomma View Post

good morning mama. your going to get different opinions on what u need to do but heres mine.

My kit includes:
Blue kote : hides the blood but stains everything it gets on.
Pick no more lotion : works well but needs to be applied at least twice a day.
vetracyn : works well for cleansing open wounds.

If it's just a little blood you can wipe w a warm wet cloth and apply blue kote or pick no more lotion. If u can post a pic or two it might help determine how bad It really is.

Best of luck to ya!
thank you SO much. Any idea where I can get them or do I have to head to hatchery? I separated them until later and they are getting along fine back in brooder with red lamp on, feel bad cause I haven't had light on them for a week but had to determine further harm somehow.
I'll try again to send pics tomorrow, perhaps if I do thru computer instead of phone I'll have luck? I really want to share the chicks.

new chick mama of 20 chicks: 6 BA, 5 GC, 4 BO, 3 EE, 1 BCM, 1 SLW &

a bunch of 2 legged kiddos along with 2 dogs and 1 turtle

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new chick mama of 20 chicks: 6 BA, 5 GC, 4 BO, 3 EE, 1 BCM, 1 SLW &

a bunch of 2 legged kiddos along with 2 dogs and 1 turtle

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post #104 of 107
you can get them at any farm store like tractor supply
post #105 of 107
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you can get them at any farm store like tractor supply
thank you, I will check tomorrow.

new chick mama of 20 chicks: 6 BA, 5 GC, 4 BO, 3 EE, 1 BCM, 1 SLW &

a bunch of 2 legged kiddos along with 2 dogs and 1 turtle

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new chick mama of 20 chicks: 6 BA, 5 GC, 4 BO, 3 EE, 1 BCM, 1 SLW &

a bunch of 2 legged kiddos along with 2 dogs and 1 turtle

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post #106 of 107

 


they are healing but one hasn't grown feathers back. this is what they looked like that day & she was the worst/ much worse than pic shows. I found the purple no peck lotion and dab it on the area.

new chick mama of 20 chicks: 6 BA, 5 GC, 4 BO, 3 EE, 1 BCM, 1 SLW &

a bunch of 2 legged kiddos along with 2 dogs and 1 turtle

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new chick mama of 20 chicks: 6 BA, 5 GC, 4 BO, 3 EE, 1 BCM, 1 SLW &

a bunch of 2 legged kiddos along with 2 dogs and 1 turtle

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post #107 of 107
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they are healing but one hasn't grown feathers back. this is what they looked like that day & she was the worst/ much worse than pic shows. I found the purple no peck lotion and dab it on the area.
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They look okay from what I can tell in the pictures. I also use peck no more and a spray that is primarily tea tree oil called poultry wound spray. It helps to prevent infection & helps to heal. I've found both of those to work well. Also blood stop powder or get a styptic pencil from a drugstore. My Bertha, the mean feather picker has since passed away. Percy is doing well with the other flock, and her butt is nice and fluffy now.
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