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Chickens pecking eachother?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenbh1999, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. chickenbh1999

    chickenbh1999 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I've tried everything for my chickens to stop pecking eachother feathers that r trying to come back. Does anyone know of a spray or something to put on there back that will stop the pecking and help the feathers grow back?
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Some folks in the BYC buy/sell/trade forum make chicken aprons that cover their backs. The sellers are listed under "everything else for sale." Other chicken folks get pinless peepers for the peckers. It prevents them from seeing straight ahead, so they aim isn't very good - it seems to work very well but, it may have to be on the chicken for quite awhile. Or if they are behaving and it is removed, sometimes the chicken needs a refresher course.

    You could do a search "Pinless peepers," to see what they are all about.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! There is a nice article in the Learning Center on Bully behavior in chickens and what you can do to help deal with it https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bullying-behavior-in-chickens In the winter bored hens are like to starting this, and doing what you can to keep them entertained helps, removing the bully birds for a few days to knock them down in the pecking order sometimes works also. Pinless Peepers will usually put a stop to it if nothing else works. You might try spraying the bare skin of the plucked birds with something like Blu-Kote, that won't stop but it sometimes helps slow down the plucking and might help prevent them picking on sore spots. You might also try upping the protein of their feed a little, that sometimes helps, especially if they are also molting.
     
  5. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hope you have a great time and learn A LOT!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Pinless Peepers work wonders!
     

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