Have you used Pine Tar? If so, please read and advise. Please.. :}

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Country Living Farm, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    I have a some hens being pecked at.... Plenty of room and food so I was thinking of Pine Tar. Have you used Pine Tar? It is very sticky and I was worried about it getting on the other hens and traping dirt all in it. How long does it stay on the hen?
     
  2. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I'm interested to know also. I got some for my pecked Polish heads but I've been afraid to try it.
     
  3. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Crowing

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    Pine tar works fine. If you're sure you've got plenty of room, you might want to look at what you're feeding your birds. Is it a food with animal protein in it? Or all plant proteins. Sometimes chickens peck at each other when they need animal protein.

    You can also check this article out, it's great:

    http://www.plamondon.com/faq_healthcare.html
     
  4. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    anyone else?
     
  5. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I don't think it's what mine are eating, it's the Polish problem. Poor things are doomed to have friar tuck hair forever until I can get them their own coop to sleep in!
     

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