Pecked hen - iodine?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nsanywhere, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. nsanywhere

    nsanywhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that is getting pecked :-(

    A friend said to put iodine on her to keep the others from pecking her. Has anyone heard of this or tried it? Do I dab or spray it on?
     
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard blue kote.
     
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    If you don't have anything specifically for feather picking(Hot Pick, etc), try a layer of Vaseline followed by a layer of Vicks(they hate the taste) or get some Black Grease at the hardware store-I've used both and they both work.
     
  4. antlers

    antlers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Baseball pine tar.
     
  5. lilblessings5

    lilblessings5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been using Hot Pick and Blue Kote lately- neither has helped with the pecking problem I have had.

    I'd try the pine tar.
     

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