Blue kote... and how to get it off!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by silkiechicken, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    So I finally went to the feed store to get bluekote in attempts to get my hen pecked rooster neck feathers to grow back. I sprung for the fancy bottle with the sprayer on top. I can't imagine how you'd use the stuff without it... well, I captured the roo and started spraying. *squirt squirt squirt* Didn't look too bad, missed a spot *squirt* looks good... and then he shook his head!!! I became the purple dot monster...

    Well, regular soap didn't get it off... but 95% ethanol did!!! Rubbing alchohol works too! Just don't get the cotton swab of the stuff too close to you nose! Yuck. I hope his feathers don't get picked on... I want him to at least have blue feathers rather than none!!!
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State



    Really, sorry Dot Monster,
    That stuff doesn't come off easy.

  3. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Portland TN
    one of the main ingredients is gentian violet, I should have warned you that it stains. If my memory serves, they use to use it for thrush in your mouth, somehow I recall that. Imagine walking around with a purple mouth. It took bleach and soap to get it off me and a scrub brush.
  4. fdnick

    fdnick Master Chicken Hoarder

    Aug 22, 2007
    Spokane, Wa.
    the stuff in the bottle has a swabber it is easier I think to use.. It also works for ear infections :O)
    we use it on our brabants as they have CPL.. Good Stuff!!
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Oh, I knew it would stain, I just trusted my rooster a bit more than I should have! Oh well. Maybe the swabber would have worked better but that would have taken so much longer to do... I did his whole neck and today he is a much bluer blue cochin mix!!!

    Something odd on the side though I thought was the warning not to use on horses intended for consumption?
  6. jenichick

    jenichick Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    I have two shirts with purple stains from doctoring my injured chicks. How do we get it out of our clothes? It took a day or so to wear off my fingers....I didn''t know alchohol would get it out [​IMG]
  7. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    We use the stuff in an aerosol can, it seems to go on in a thinner coat but also stays wet for awhile.
  8. i used that on my Polish rooster's head when my EE hen became fascinated with his top knot and kept pulling the feathers out. But it didn't stop her from still pulling the feathers out. She ended up with blue all around her mouth. We rehomed him before he was completely bald.

    Have you tried Hot Pick? i ordered some but it came too late to try on my rooster.
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I haven't tried hot pick. Maybe I need to get that. He'll be bald at this rate. I'm hoping his feathers come back. He is full of pin feathers. I wish he'd molt like the rest of them... slowly!!! One day he has all his feathers, the next he is a pin feather ball!
  10. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    BTW - nail polish remover gets it off of your hands and clothes. Just don't use it on your birds... [​IMG]

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