How do you clean Pine Tar from a chicken?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cray54, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. cray54

    cray54 Out Of The Brooder

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    I used some pine tar on one of our chickens to stop some pecking. What is the best way to clean that area after the problem is taken care of?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    Gosh, what a mess! I would rub peanut butter all over the tar, then wipe that up, and bathe the whole chicken in something like Dawn dish soap to remove the oil from the peanut butter. Good luck!
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I just used a dry washcloth to wipe off the excess. What little is left wears off over a short period of time.
     
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  4. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Uhhh, wait for the next molt?

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  5. cray54

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    Just an update, the back end of Nancy is stained brown from the pine tar. It did not come out with a little washing, so we decided to leave it... it doesnt seem to bother her [​IMG].

    -Chris
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Good. It'll wear off eventually or after she goes thru a moult. Has it helped with the pecking issue?
    ETA: Some of my chickens got into blue paint. Bluey still wears a little bit of it, it's how I tell her apart from a sister that looks (otherwise) identical. Don't know how I'm going to tell them apart once she moults and loses her blue speckles.
     
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  7. cray54

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    As far as I could tell, it did not help with the pecking.

    -Chris
     

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