Homemade Chick Pick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DNRFarmstead, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. DNRFarmstead

    DNRFarmstead New Egg

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    In the last 3 days I have had 3 chickens succumb to being picked to death by their peers. The only reason has not been 4 deaths in 3 days is because I am currently doctoring a chicken i found only an hour ago. This is the first time I have ever had problems with my chickens literally eating each other. They have picked before but they have became literal carnivores. I thought if I got rid of the rooster that I thought was the cause things would stop but they havent. I am sure however that he was the root cause of all these shenanigans.

    So, my question is, does anybody have a recipe for a homemade hot pick/anti pick spray or cream? I know that you can buy hot pick from Murray McMurray Hatchery but I feel like time is of the essence and if I can make something at home before more of my flock get picked to death then that would be fantastic.

    Thank you in advance for your help.
     
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    Your chickens are bored that's why they are doing that to each other
     
  3. DNRFarmstead

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    I know why they are doing it. I have had the same number of chickens all year this is the first time they have acted like this. I know I need more space which I am working on buy it takes time. Do you have any anti pick solutions that I can make right now to simply try and prevent them from killing each other off?
     
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    Hold on I will take a look
     
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    I can't find anything but I found this homemade blu Kote solution
     

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