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Black Maran pullet is picking at herself

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by farmermurphy, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. farmermurphy

    farmermurphy Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 8, 2016
    I have a three month old pullet that has picked a huge sore on her upper leg. It is not bleeding, but looks bad. She is the one the has been picked on by flock, by now is picking at herself. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    If it is bleeding she will continue to peck. Buy some Blue kote spray at a livestock store
    Stress can also cause then to peck themselves. I had an Orpington last year that pecked a big hole on her side till I discovered it and put on the blue kote. Chickens love blood and the colour red.
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  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    X2 She is likely picking at the color, so the Blu-Kote will conceal it and allow it to heal. Good luck! [​IMG]
  4. Rockvillian

    Rockvillian Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 15, 2016
    Rockville, Virginia
    My first egg today....actually, my 17 week old Amberlink did it. Small but pretty. Woohoo![​IMG]
  5. farmermurphy

    farmermurphy Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 8, 2016
    Thanks, am heading to Farm Supply to get it.

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