"HELP" Pecking Problem

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Robert McGaughey, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. [​IMG][​IMG]I noticed today that 8 of my chicks didn't their tail feathers anymore I looked closer and found-out and saw that other chicks were pecking at them, anough that they are bleeding some. I did remove the injured ones and put them in a cage by themselves.[​IMG] How can I keep this from happening to my other chicks and how do I treat the ones that are injured???????
  2. eggsited chickens

    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    SW Michigan
    I don't really know how to stop them from pecking...b/c I've tried everything. Mine all started at a young age, and there are still doing it. You can put blue kote on the ones that are bleeding and try an anti-pick lotion on the tail feathers, but it's not a guarantee they wont peck eachother.
  3. grammypam

    grammypam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2010
    I know there are special things you can buy,like Blu cote ?? But I have been using Watkins Petro carbo salve ( people stuff) on their sore areas and the other chickens leave it alone so they can heal. Works for me. [​IMG]
  4. Ended up caging the injured one and use the Watkins Petro carbo salve, healing great, I also changed to a red lamp, seems to help out alot. Thanks for the help everyone.

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