Blue Kote question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hippie Chicks Mom, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Hippie Chicks Mom

    Hippie Chicks Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I have a question on Blue Kote (after the fact), I have one hen who gets her neck feathers pecked by one of my more aggressive hens. I sprayed it on her neck, covering her face first, as not to get any on her face. Her neck is now purple. They first seemed fascinated with this and I am afraid they will peck more. Also, when she preens she gets it on her beak. Is that ok? The bottle says not to let dogs lick it. Thanks for any or all of your insight.

    Viivan's Mom
     
  2. cptkracker

    cptkracker Out Of The Brooder

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    The other chickens might find this purple coloration interesting and decide to peck at it but i have no experience with blue kote. I can tell you pine tar is my product of choice because it's a nice brown color and make you chickens smell like pine trees! [​IMG]
     
  3. ShaggysGirl

    ShaggysGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Cochin that had her head plucked clean of feathers and was bleeding fairly bad. I covered her head with blue kote and she has been good to go and her feathers are now growing back. No problem with her tasting it and the others have been ok with her since.
     
  4. Hippie Chicks Mom

    Hippie Chicks Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much! They seem to be ignoring her since then. I will try pine tar. Where do you get it from?
     
  5. cptkracker

    cptkracker Out Of The Brooder

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    I dont advocate spending the money on another product unless absolutely nessicary(sp?) but you can get it in feed stores. It is usually in the equine section in a small can. You can always ask you friendly store clerk!

    And remember this suff is STICKY!
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2010

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