No Pecking with Vicks Vapor Rub?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickenberry, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Chickenberry

    Chickenberry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have been scowering websites looking for SOMETHING to stop my two hens and one rooster from pecking our new 20 week-old pullets. I found a spray that may work (online) and I've read that Vicks Vapor Rub works if applied to the back of their heads ... has anyone tried this??
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Yes, some have reported using Vick's successfully, but keep in mind it is painful on broken skin. And if the skin is not broken, you may not actually have a problem, they may just be working on their new pecking order. Probably the best thing you can do for the, IMO, is give them lots of space, and places to hide and get away from one another -- plus more than one feeder and waterer.
  3. sweetheart3

    sweetheart3 New Egg

    Jun 15, 2012
    i am sick have a cocktail was wounder if the vaporous from it could hurt her

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