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Blue kote for my pecking problems or no

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jness, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Jness

    Jness New Egg

    Aug 31, 2014
    We have 25 broilers that we plan on butchering and they have started pecking each other at 6 weeks. Is it safe to use blue kote or is it true that after we use it the chicks can not be consumed?
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    As far as I know, it is fine to use blue-kote on birds whose meat is going to be eaten. After all, the blue-kote is mostly a topical application--the birds don't consume it, so it shouldn't taint the meat. My only concern is that it will dye your broilers' feathers and skin blue, which isn't the most appetizing.
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I agree.

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