New chicken owner- chewed tail feathers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ThinkingChickens, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I could snap a photo but I just have tried and tried and keep missing it. Anyway, I have three girls. My Jersey Giant has kind of ugly looking tail feathers. They look a little chewed or stuck together in some places. The other two girls are doing great. I don't believe the Jersey Giant is being pecked or anything as she's the second in command and they all actually get on well. They were born and raised together. Should I just leave her and see if she cleans up or? They are 10 weeks old.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    they could still be pecking.I'd get some blue-kote and spray the area real good. it will help to heal and also disguise the area. They don't necessarily have to peck for meanness.
     
  3. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, and is Blue Kote something I can get at a feed store? I'll drive out and get it. We are about 65 miles from the feed shop.
     

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