feather pecking????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicklover16, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    My Light Brahma hen (almost a year old) is being severely feather pecked by my Barred rock (same age) she is bleeding and losing feathers all over her body! I am so worried about her, is there anything I can do?

    thanks,
    Idy
     
  2. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi hun im not sure where your from but here in the UK you can buy feather pecking spray to put on. It tastes so horrible it keeps them from pecking! Hopefully someone else can give you a better suggestion. good luck. Tracy xx
     
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  3. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    Thank you so much for your quick reply?? What is feather pecking spray? do you put it on the chicken who is being pecked or the chicken who is pecking?
     
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    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    Quote:Never mind! I did a Google search and found it and how to use it, Thank you so much!
     
  5. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You put it on the chicken who is getting pecked. When the BR goes to peck her she will get a horrible tast and leave her alone! Well thats the plan lol... If you google it in your area you could order some on line. In our feed store you can buy it.x
     
  6. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry i took so long to reply but my parrot just flew into my window. Hes ok lol..xx
     
  7. chicklover16

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    Quote:Haha! I Googled it and found it on Amazon. Just a quick note, what brand do you use?
     
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    Oh and I forgot to mention that she is also moulting right now, will that make a difference?
     
  10. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive used Net-Tex poultry spray but think thats just a UK brand.. Not sure about the molting hun. You could google can i use pecking spray on chicken thats molting" and see if it brings anything up. I have herd the chicken aprons are good, i myself dare not use one as my chickens live in an apple orchard with lots of trees and bramble bushes and im always worried they get caught on something lol...thats just me mind, other wise i would use one as there a great invention ...
     

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