My "Carmex" Cure for Picking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Texas ChickenZ, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Texas ChickenZ

    Texas ChickenZ Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 28, 2008
    North Texas
    I went out in the coop the other day to find my favorite pullet (Hen-ryietta) with blood all over her rump. It had been about six hours since I had checked on the chicks (they are all about 3 weeks old). One of my cockerels also had a bloody spot on his right wing. I guess it doesn't take long once the picking starts. Anyway, the others wouldn't leave these two alone. I didn't have any vaseline to make my own hot pick plus I was afraid it would burn too much since they weren't just raw, they were bleeding.

    Anyway, I got some Neosporin and doctored the wounds carefully, and then I smeared some Carmex lip balm on top of the Neosporin. As a side note, my wife loves Carmex, but I'm not that fond of the taste it leaves on your lips so I thought the chickens might not like it either. Well, it worked. The others picked at it few times, got a mouth full of Carmex, and then left them alone. That was two days ago, and no more picking. The wounds are healing nicely already. Just thought I'd share what worked for me.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Great! One more thing to add to the list of things to try.
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    hehehehe love it! Putting that on my list of "quick fixes". Thanks.
  4. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Wow, awesome idea!!! Simple and worth a shot....Thanks for letting us know!

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