Blue Kote

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickens-246, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. Chickens-246

    Chickens-246 Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Is Blue Kote really blue in color? If so, how much, like spray paint?
    My feed store only has off brands, the one I got was slightly purple, but it made the area a brighter red. I'll need to buy it online but I would like to know if it actually dies wounds blue.
  2. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

    Mar 10, 2007
    Southern Wisconsin
    True Blu-Kote is really blue, and I mean REALLY blue! Wherever you buy it from do NOT order it through McMurray, as they charge $15 for the 5 oz bottle, when you can get it from one of the sites I've listed below for you for about $5.25 [​IMG]

    and even cheaper here (just $4.75 per 5 oz bottle!):

    Here's some info on the product. Sorry, its from a chinchilla site, but it tells you all about it. (Chinchillas are known for getting ringworm, which is one of the many things Blu-Kote is used to treat...)

    Blu Kote works great and I've used it alot with our breeders. The only bad thing with Blu Kote is that it is really blue, very BLUE, so if used the chins will be a blue-violet for a while. Do not use on white chins! They will STAIN almost perminantly! Also, it is hard to get off of clothing and skin...

    And from McMurrays description:

    Blu-Kote is a quick-drying, protective wound dressing to treat ringworm, skin abrasions and surface wounds. Covers the wound with a deep, penetrating coating to promote clean, rapid healing. Works well for birds who have been pecked. It has an unpleasant taste to help stop cannibalism.​
  3. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Wear rubber gloves or surgical gloves and old clothes while you apply it or you'll be sorry! [​IMG]

  4. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    Its a pain for it to come off. All you can do is wait it out. I think there was someone on one of the old BYC whos child dumped a bottle of it on himself by accident. Poor kid!
  5. Chickens-246

    Chickens-246 Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    I plan on getting a spray can of it, so it's cleaner to apply. Can I assume this stuff does dry? I really don't want blue all over eggs and nest boxes.

    Does the blue color really stop the other chickens?
  6. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    I've heard it will come off with finger nail polish remover.
  7. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Blue Kote is a Live saver!! I have had it for my horses, and now use it on my Birds. It is very blue, and even if you use the pray can, wear gloves! it will get all over your hands, and stay on! But it works great. I have used it on my birds that have had injuries, and it covers tem up, so the other birds dont peck at them. it is easy to purchase at any farm store, and is pretty cheap. but last a long time.
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    It does dry, but I still have some Slifer feathers with the purple still on them...[​IMG]
    I used old clothes and did it outside.
  9. If you spray it around their vent or butt, expect some eggs to be blue streaked for a day. Merry
  10. AshVaz11

    AshVaz11 In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2014
    I am a new timer, if my bird got hurt to I apply on wound or around wound.

    Thank you

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