birds defeat pinless peepers, again

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gingerpeach22, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. gingerpeach22

    gingerpeach22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn it. My chickens are smarter than two motivated adults. In go the peepers, but one or two hefty scratches by a big brahma foot sends it flying. So too on the feisty EE girl. Darn.
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

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  3. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't get it [​IMG] Your bird killed your baby chicks? [​IMG]
     
  5. gingerpeach22

    gingerpeach22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, no, no chickens were hurt. Pinless Peepers are sort of like sunglasses made of plastic you put on your chicken to let them eat okay but not peck each other. I just can't get them to stay on my chickens. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I don't think you are applying them properly. I have hens that have worn them for well over a year, despite trying to scratch them off. Are you applying them by hand or using peeper pliers?
     
  7. gingerpeach22

    gingerpeach22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We failed with a tool so I thought I did it right by hand after submersing in ultra hot water and spreading it open with my hands. Perhaps one side was on the tissue just above the nostril. I'll try again. What is the smallest bird you've used standard peepers on? My EE is small.
     
  8. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those pinless peepers usually stay put pretty well. Make sure they are put on properly and are the right size. If it looks too big it probably is.
    If all else fails, you can try the pinned peepers, I dislike those, but they really do stay on through just about anything.
     

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