Chickens pecking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bawk_bawk, May 13, 2011.

  1. bawk_bawk

    bawk_bawk Out Of The Brooder

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    Some of our chickens are pecking at themselves/each other and are causing bald patches on the neck, elbows, and back/butt. I'm applying pine tar, but is there anyting else I need to do? I have AviaCharge vitamin water, and BluKote.
     
  2. MissChessy

    MissChessy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need to use Mentholatum and really rub it in and on their beaks as well. They hate it with a passion. Also, check to see if they are too crowded or too hot as well.
     
  3. lvchicken

    lvchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2011
    Are they bored? Do you have different activities for them?
     
  4. bawk_bawk

    bawk_bawk Out Of The Brooder

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    We're planning to sell four of our birds so that our chickens have more space. We also try to get as many apple cores and other interesting treats for them to peck at as often as we can.
     

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