- Sep 5, 2013
We have recently discovered that our male Pekin has been aggressive with our hens and has mated with at least one. She (Ernestine) has a dirty, foul smelling vent that has attracted many flies. We have been using warm, soapy (Dawn) water with Epsom Salts mixed in to soak her bottom morning and night. We trimmed much of the feathers that were stuck together with her stool and cleaned away a bunch of maggots. She seems better in that she eats and drinks but she hides during the day (and who could blame her?) We are wondering if anyone has had any experience in this department and could offer some suggestions. What can we use as a fly deterrent? Any suggestions about what to do are greatly appreciated.