Pecking isssue help

Hawks93

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Does anyone know of a good homemade anti-Peking solution , I asked about blu-cote and there was ALOT of debate on whether it’s a dangerous item for both people and the chicks?
i’ve been recommended thing like Vick’s vapo rub, but that only had a slight effect ?
I’m asking if anyone knows how to make a safe and very effective anti-pecking solution for 1 month old birds ?
 

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Did you improve/add space and start feeding more protein?
Never had Polish, but apparently it seems to be a common problem that their crests are pecked by non-Polish birds.
You may find the best solution is to house birds separately or provide plenty of space with some hiding places.
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/baby-chicks-pecking-each-other.1479964/

Don't know how it would work. You can try diy. Do keep in mind, that birds are curious, so an application of something "different" may actually encourage exploratory pecking/picking.
https://www.fresheggsdaily.blog/2013/10/diy-anti-pick-antibacterial-blu-kote.html
 

Hawks93

Chirping
Apr 6, 2021
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68
Did you improve/add space and start feeding more protein?
Never had Polish, but apparently it seems to be a common problem that their crests are pecked by non-Polish birds.
You may find the best solution is to house birds separately or provide plenty of space with some hiding places.
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/baby-chicks-pecking-each-other.1479964/

Don't know how it would work. You can try diy. Do keep in mind, that birds are curious, so an application of something "different" may actually encourage exploratory pecking/picking.
https://www.fresheggsdaily.blog/2013/10/diy-anti-pick-antibacterial-blu-kote.html
Yes they are in a large coop meant to house 10 standard full-size birds, and for protein I started feeding them 18% medicated starter and giving them turkey a few times a week
 

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