Hi all, Has anyone ever used a clay pack of Calcium Betonite Clay to pack an indented peck wound??? I am treating my 6 week old for a nasty old indented (well... can't be THAT old, she's only 6 weeks) seemingly peck wound near her vent under her right wing. I don't have blu-kote and I'm not too keen on using it after reading the mixed reviews about its safety. Problem is after spraying it with Vetericyn, packing it with hydrogel and topping it with animal first aid goop/ ointment, she is pecking at it herself. Her goal is to scoop the ointment out. I've added a drop of tea tree oil and blue food coloring to deter her which worked yesterday, but today she's pushing through the nasty taste and I think pecking cause the ointment is shiny. I saw online somewhere that a fantail pigeon bite-wound was packed with green clay and had great results. I'm considering dusting the shiny ointment with calcium betonite clay (it's what I have on hand) to dull it and hopefully remove the target. Anyone ever had this type of situation and/or used clay or an alternative to blu-kote?? I've only had her for about 72 hours and have been treating her for about 36 now. the wound seems to have a nice scab and doesn't appear to be infected although it does look nasty and it's a litle oozy but I cleaned it and took the black skin off yesterday. it looks like a crater in her little fanny. I am also giving her some diluted oregano oil in her food. She's eating and drinking and begging for mealworms just fine. Even went for a "dust bath" today which resulted in my having to irrigate the heck out of the wound again. I'm a newbie at this. She's my first chicken and I have been a backyard chicken keeper for exactly 72 hours now so I appreciate any experiences that you can share. I've read a lot of the other peck-wound threads but she's so little and it's all so new. Thanks!