sunscreen for chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by southernsibe, May 24, 2008.

  1. southernsibe

    southernsibe Songster

    Jun 15, 2007
    kensington, maryland
    Some of my hens have very bare backs, thanks to over zealous roosters. I'm concerned that with summer approaching, they will get sunburn. It's exposed skin, it'll sunburn won't it? What is something safe that I can use? Does anyone else do this?
  2. RayP

    RayP Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    Gainesville Florida
    I had a dog that got a sunburn on its back and between the scraching at it and the fur not growing back it took two years to heal, I would never hesitate to put sunscreen on anouther animal if I considered it at all, use the child safe kind and a little at first to make sure it does not hurt them.
  3. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    we use chicken saddles on bare backs when we get them ...never used a sunblock so i wont comment on that.. [​IMG]


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