Need to stop hens from pecking roosters comb!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JaciesCoop, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2007
    Arizona
    Our rooster Henry is old and has a bad leg so he is not able to move real fast and the hens have been pecking at his comb so badly that is gets to bleeding. Is there anything I can put on it to get them to stop. I tried vaseline and it worked for a while but now they just ignore it. We have him isolated right now but he is not happy about this.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Treatsrule

    Treatsrule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ran into this same problem with a couple of hens picking at my roos wattles till they bled. I used Blue Kote with the dauber and that did the trick. They are leaving his wattles alone now.
     
  3. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2007
    Arizona
    Oh thank you so much. Our feed store has it. Thanks again for the help.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Or, I use Ickthamol. It's like tar and stays on for a while smells and must taste awful.
     

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