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has anyone had any luck with applying Vicks onto the chickens that are being picked on? I have this issue at present and have applied the Ickes, hoping it works! Would be nice to hear some success stories. Love my little ladies ūüźď
post #2 of 6
I'm honestly not sure about Vicks. If possible, you may wish to consider isolating the aggressors for a week or so. Removing a hen from the flock reduces their rank once returned to the flock and can help reduce further aggression.

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post #3 of 6

I don't think Vicks would be of any use.  I'm under the impression that chickens have no sense of smell., so I doubt that would repel them.  You may consider getting pinless peepers for the  pickers in your group.  It prevents them from seeing straight ahead so throws off their aim.  I would think it would also annoy them enough to forget about bothering the other hens.

 

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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join us here! I too am not sure on the Vicks, I personally would not use it on my own birds. I did have a feather pecking issue with one of my frizzles. His fancy feathers were attracting unwanted attention. I isolated the main aggressor and used a poultry no peck spray on him. Regular use of the no peck and his feathers eventually came back.

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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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I have used "Pick-No-More" with some luck, but never tried Vicks.

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