Chicken Aggression - anyone ever use Pick-No-More

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rmurrayslcut, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. rmurrayslcut

    rmurrayslcut Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two Ameraucanas in my flock. They're a little smaller than my RIR, BRs and Black Austraulorps, but all are same age and grew up together.

    I returned to find one of the Ameraucanas pecked in the back, near the tail, to the point where she has an open wound. I seperated her and am treating the wound with antibiotic. She laid an egg yesterday, so I belive that's a good sign.

    I noticed the other getting pecked and a bald spot forming in the same place on her back. Also, I noticed she had burrowed down in the sand and was just laying there. I treated her with Pick-No-More, which is designed to make bloody/bald spots purple and apparently has a medicinal smell that the other chickens dislike (I've heard othe people use Vick's, Mentholatum, and pine tar).

    Is it typical victim behavior to burrow into the ground and lay there?

    Do products like Pick-No-More and Vick's really work? What's your experience?

    Will the other hens ever stop picking on the Ameraucanas? I don't like this new dissension in my flock. They are six months old and get lots of protein, by the way.
     
  2. BettyBlueSilkie

    BettyBlueSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes they will stop pecking on her if you put that stuff on
     
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  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have used the rooster booster pick no more lotion on baby chicks a lot and it always works for them. I haven't used it on adults.

    You can also try pinless peepers on the peckers if needed (blinders). They need softening in water first before applying I have read. I haven't used these myself but they do work for some people (not all).

    Yes the one being picked on may just sit there.
     
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  4. BettyBlueSilkie

    BettyBlueSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it works well on adults I use it a lot
     
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  5. gwydiana

    gwydiana Out Of The Brooder

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    Where can I buy the Rooster booster lotion, please? I have a new girl that's separated from my flock because they are pecking her
     
  6. gwydiana

    gwydiana Out Of The Brooder

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    accidental double post - sorry
     
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  7. rmurrayslcut

    rmurrayslcut Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I bought it at C-A-L Ranch Stores. They also probably have it at Intermountain Farmers. These are both regional stores, so try any farm/saddle and tackle/feed store. They also have this kind of stuff on line.

    Keep your girl separated until it arrives. It seems to be working on the one just starting to get pecked at. The other hasn't been released into the general population though.

    I put it on the affected hen, then held the goo out to the others like it was food. They DID NOT like it, so I chased them around with it and tried to rub it on their beaks. I hope it works. It's sad to see the pecked ones just sit there and take it, so resigned to their fate.
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I buy mine at the feed store.
     

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