PEEPERS/BLINDERS

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kawram, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. kawram

    kawram New Egg

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    I have a problem with pecking did the anti peck stuff, bag balm, blue kote, and adding hay, oats as well as some other thing to give them a better diet plus give them some thing to do. These helped but not enough and going to try the peepers/blinders. How well do they work, pin or no pin, any trick to putting them on, any problems using them? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Momo

    Momo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put them on my two pluckers. I got the pinless peepers; they're very inexpensive and will come off if the chicken gets hung up on something (which I think is much better than hanging from the nostrils). They were easy to put on; they're plastic so they softened up in hot water. I just did it by hand. They haven't come off and after the first few minutes the girls seemed to get along just fine. I think it's a reasonably humane method because they can still live with the flock and "be chickens" but can't hurt the others.
     
  3. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never used them on chickens but they work well on pheasants.
     
  4. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    I've truly never had this issue other than a few unruly ones. Is it flock wide or just a few? If it were just a few, I personally would rehome them.

    If it's all of them, I'd take a hard look at everything including if they have enough space, etc. (I'm sure you've probably done this already, though.)
     

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