1. mamarosa

    mamarosa Out Of The Brooder

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    can you eat the eggs of chickens that have blukote
    applied, I am having problems with chickens picking
    on each other and before it gets out of hand
    I want to put some on
    thanks
     
  2. Blondie

    Blondie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you mean you spray blukote on the eggs? (I wouldn't spray the eggs) Or on the chickens??? I do know that stuff STAINS big time! Wear gloves if you use it.
     
  3. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

    It is fine to eat eggs from hens that have been sprayed with Blu-Kote.
     
  4. mamarosa

    mamarosa Out Of The Brooder

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    I think you put the blukote on the area where the chickens
    have been picked at, it is some type of a solution that stains
    and I think cleanses the wound and helps them heal
    I just am not sure if it effects the eggs because of the solution
    being possibly absorbed through the skin????
    any help would be appreciated
    mamarosa
     
  5. mountaintopchicken

    mountaintopchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can still eat the eggs from birds who have had bluekote applied.

    That said, I'm not crazy about bluekote. I used it once on some hens I had rescued from an eggfarm, and it really did nothing but turn the chickens an awful shade of purple. This purple will last on the feathers almost indefinitely, until they molt.

    Instead, I would try to look at other ways to address the picking. I would try

    1. chicken saddles that would cover their backs and protect those back feathers. You can make chicken saddles (use the search function on this forum to find out more), or buy them. There are at least two websites you can buy them from, and a member here named Moodene (sp?) was selling them for a good price, she might still be selling them

    2. Make sure they have enough space inside the coop and in their run (if they have one).

    3. Make sure they are getting enough protein. Sometimes picking is caused by a lack of protein in the diet. Feathers are high in protein.

    4. I would keep them otherwise occupied by bringing them nutritious treats at least once a day to peck at and get excited over. A bored chicken is a misbehaving chicken.
     
  6. mamarosa

    mamarosa Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you, I found the site on the chicken saddle
    mbldesign.com and am going to purchase some
    thank you again for your help and wisdom
    mamarosa
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    BluKote is not an anti-pick. Its an antiseptic spray. The warnings say not to use on animals kept for food.
     

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