Peaking and causing open wounds

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cajunlizz, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    We have 29 teens that are 13 - 14 weeks old .

    They have been peaking themselves BAD . to the point of drawing blood .


    We were given a can of Blue Lotion Spray and used it ALL ... Hubby went to feedstore and was sold another kind of blue/purple spray that was told this will last longer after spraying , and because of taste will discourage further peaking.


    I had an idea and I want to run this by you guys , I was thinking maybe I could use bedadine and maybe MIX it 1/2 and 1/2 with water and spray them ? IF this is indeed OK and SAFE , what mixture do I use ?
     
  2. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would increase the are that they have to run in and boost their feed protien level to at least 20% and it should help with the problem.
     
  3. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:the area is 12 x20 , more than plenty of room


    Which feed has the most protein ? I now have them on straight laying pellets .... and scraps and anything from leftovers from the house .


    WHY do they DO all this pecking ? ITS not from over crowding , and even inside the coop at night they have PLENTY of ventilation .
     
  4. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hi, maybe try some cat food? Your chickens are 13-14 weeks on layer? Layer doesn't have enough protein for growing chics & they need to be on chic starter or grower.
    Are they standards or bantams?
     
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:they are RIR's , Black Austrolorps and Barred rocks
     
  6. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:they are RIR's , Black Austrolorps and Barred rocks

    Cat Food ? Why cat food ?
     
  7. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of hand fulls of cat food will boost the protien level and satisfy the bird's nutritional needs. I would get some grower however of at least 20%, feed free choice and cut out all of the scraps at this age. A chicken will do what is needed to get the nutrition it needs even if it means killing and eating another chick.
     

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