Purple /bluish antiseptic spray ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cajunlizz, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    we sprayed majority of our flock with this purple /bluish antiseptic spray because they were pecking themselves so bad drawing blood . ONE of the teens is acting funny and had purple color on her beak , SO I am sure she was getting a taste of this purple stuff .... ENOUGH to possibiliy KILL HER ?
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Did you use Blu Kote? It says on the directions to keep away from mouth area BUT not sure how much of this stuff would be lethal. I sure hope your baby is ok! Hot pick would be a better bet if your using to stop pecking at one another. It has a bunch of non tasty herbs in it but is not dangerous to your chicken if they eat a little
     
  3. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    YES it is Blu-kote . I sprayed only their behinds and never dreamed she would be peaking at herself . SHE DARN WELL DID .


    We are trying to get her to DRINK and eat a little , hopefully will wash this down .
     
  4. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    according to the labeling on blu-kote (which isn't marketed for use on chickens, so doesn't contain any information about precautions in that species, only horses and dogs):

    For external veterinary use only. In case of serious burns, deep or puncture wounds, or if redness, irritation or swelling persists or increases, discontinue use and consult a veterinarian. Keep away from the eyes, mouth, nostrils, and mucous membranes. Do not spray in the eyes. Do not inhale. Do not use on cats. Prevent dogs from licking the treated area.

    For animal use only.

    Keep from the reach of children.

    Use only as directed.

    Not for use on food producing animals.


    i suspect that the tiny dose a chicken could get with a peck is probably not particularly harmful, but there's not much you can do at this point to prevent toxicity.
     
  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:OK ... I SPOKE to one of our local feedstores and they been in business 40 years PLUS and owner told me , that Blu-Kote will only heal the effected area and WILL NOT stop the peaking from proceeding . Once they draw blood , kinda like a dog , they will return and continue . He suggested I use a Salve that is called PEAK NO MORE .

    I explained to him that out of 29 teens ( 12 - 14 ) weeks old , majority are peaking . He advised me to CUT and trim the BEAK .

    H e said as for the condition of this bird , try adn give powdered Protein in food and water , he did NOT believe her condition was due to the blu kote , probably from being effected from all this peaking . Sounds logical
     
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  6. ravenfeathers

    ravenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OK ... I SPOKEto one of our local feedstores and they been in business 40 years PLUS and owner told me , that Blu-Kote will only heal the effected area and WILL NOT stop the peaking from proceeding . Once they draw blood , kinda like a dog , they will return and continue . He suggested I use a Salve that is called PEAK NO MORE .

    I explained to him that out of 29 teens ( 12 - 14 ) weeks old , majority are peaking . He advised me to CUT and trim the BEAK .

    H e said as for the condition of this bird , try adn give powdered Protein in food and water , he did NOT believe her condition was due to the blu kote , probably from being effected from all this peaking . Sounds logical

    some people have found that blu-kote actually increases the incidence of pecking, since it creates a darker spot that attracts attention.

    there's another product that i've used successfully with indoor domestic birds and ferrets called "bitter apple". it comes in a sprayer and is totally non-toxic, but has a horrible flavour. you might try that. it's not greasy or sticky like a salve, just a pump spray, no mess.

    whether to trim their beaks or not is your decision, but it's not something i'd do. better to address the cause of the pecking (protein deficiency, overcrowding, etc.) than to leave them all comparatively defenseless in perpetuity.
     

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