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I need a home made substitute for Blu-Kote

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My poor polish banties are getting plucked to death at night. I forgot to get the Blu-Kote at the feed store. I wont be close to the feed store again until Friday.

Does anyone know of any home remedy to save them from being plucked?


Edited by black404 - 6/14/09 at 6:49am
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post #2 of 5

Gential violet. Hoping I spelled that right!  Sold at the pharmacy, and I usually have to ask for it because it's kept behind the counter. They'll know what you mean if you call it that and say the stuff that turns stuff bluish/purple!  It is what gives Blu Kote it's blue coloring.  Warning, it WILL STAIN HANDS! wink

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Barnyard assortment of chickens, and lots of animals! 

My first Mille Fleurs, and golden sebrights ! One lone Silkie hen.

Bottle raising 4 pot belly piglets. 

Loving every minute of it!!   

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post #3 of 5

And you  can try separating the ones that are doing the plucking, or just the ones that have been plucked.  A bit of chicken wire within the coop and run will be enough.  You just need a barrier between them.  Chicken wire OUTSIDE of the run or coop though, not a good idea because coons and whatever else can break through it!

Barnyard assortment of chickens, and lots of animals! 

My first Mille Fleurs, and golden sebrights ! One lone Silkie hen.

Bottle raising 4 pot belly piglets. 

Loving every minute of it!!   

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Barnyard assortment of chickens, and lots of animals! 

My first Mille Fleurs, and golden sebrights ! One lone Silkie hen.

Bottle raising 4 pot belly piglets. 

Loving every minute of it!!   

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post #4 of 5

Some people use tea tree oil or Vicks Vapo rub.  Also, pine tar used for horses' hooves is supposed to work, but messy, of course.

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Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

14 hatchery and mutt hens

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Thanks friends.

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