Pecking feathers from the back of their necks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crabby chickens, Jan 17, 2013.

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    crabby chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Some of our hens have the back of their necks that the feathers have been pecked clean. Does anyone know of anything that we can put on them to discourage the others from pecking. I thought that I heard of Vasoline? How about the spray we use on the dogs to keep them from licking an area?
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have rooster? thats what they do when it comes to mating. theres nothing you can do about it , or seperate them until their feathers grows back
     
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    no we do not have a rooster, only hens.
     
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    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens dont like mustard, spread a little on the neck hopefully they will stop. You need to seperate the one thats pecking the worst before they draw blood.
     
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    crabby chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the suggestion, we will try it tomorrow! Crabby A** chickens
     

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