Question about Blu Kote

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CherishHolland, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. CherishHolland

    CherishHolland Songster

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    I have a NN that has been stripped of skin on her neck so I cleansed it applied neo and put some blu kote on her she is doing ok so this is why this isn't in the emergencies section.

    So the blu kote I have isn't the spray it is the kind with the dauber, while putting it on her neck it dripped down onto her feathers,will it eventually wear off or fade? I know blu kote is basically purple marking ink with an antiseptic in it and purple marking ink stays on skin for what feels like forever. I know as I am now sporting a couple of pretty purple fingers.
     
  2. cassie

    cassie Crowing

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    Blu coat is a dye. It has good antiseptic, antibacterial, and fungicidal properties. It does eventually wear off.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    It will wear off in a while. I've blue-koted an entire chicken's butt and after a month or so I couldn't tell which one she was.

    Your fingers will go back to normal, eventually. I made a note to self to wear gloves, but I have a hard time remembering!
     

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