1. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Songster

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    My chick has a raw rear end from being pecked. I have read that pine tar will help with the others picking at her and help the wound. Is this safe to use on raw spots? I don't want to injure my chick more. It's 11 weeks old.
     
  2. mrchicks

    mrchicks Songster

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    I've never used pine tar on my birds due to the mess factor. I spray injuries with Blu-cote, that helps them heal, and hides the redness from the other birds. Right now I have a roo with a blue neck, one of the hens decided he didn't need a beard. Three days of Blu-cote and the feathers are growing back.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

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    Nustock from the feed store or Bag Balm are bad tasting creams/ointments that may help. Also Rooster Booster has an anti-pick lotion for chickens. I think pine tar would be messy, and too strong for a chick.
     

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