Barred Rocks pecking Rhode Islands Feet, Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cannon110, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. cannon110

    cannon110 Hatching

    Mar 6, 2008
    I recently noticed that my 5 Rhode Islands feet all have a large gash between the toes.

    I have 2 Barred Rocks that peck on the bloodied areas. I have put peroxide and liquid bandage on the wounds. The next day it appears that they have been pecked again.

    The wounds are getting pretty bad and I am afraid they will get infected.

    Is there anything I can put on the cuts to prevent pecking or to heal the cuts.

    I don't want to seperate the birds, but I may not have a choice.

    Has anyone else experienced this problem.
  2. raindrop

    raindrop Songster

    Feb 10, 2008
    Western Oregon
    I haven't experience foot pecking specifically, but chickens will peck wounds. Separating them would be best. You could try blue cote I think its called to put on the wounds to discourage pecking but when I had a pullet getting pecked a couple years ago the ONLY thing that worked was separating her from the flock until she healed.
    Good luck.

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