pecking legs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by adyhart1, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. adyhart1

    adyhart1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2010
    Waco, TX
    I've got two delawares roos and here within the last two days i think they are pecking at each others feet. They did it before when i had them in the brooder but now they are doing it bad. I went out this morning and ones foot was a little bloody. so i wiped it down with some antibactierial ointment and then rubbed gobbs of vaseline on there legs and some on there combs just bc they looked a little dry. Any othe advice? I think they are bored and just pecking each others feet. i do not see mites or any other bugs. scales are not raised or any other normallities. I may need to go get some tea tree oil to keep them from pecking??? Or since they are about 5 week sold should i just seperate them? any advice is appreciatied
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2011
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Don't put tea tree oil on a chicken as it is toxic to them. I'd try BluKote.
     

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