Top hen fighting my lowest/broody- blood involved

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by theacw, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. theacw

    theacw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think my girls are getting antsy for spring and fighting! But with a good 5 ft of snow left, they wont be leaving the coop anytime soon.

    My top girl wanted into the nest today (she is not laying though, shes molting) so beat up my sweet baby broody and caused blood.

    Any advice? What should I cover the wound with to prevent further pecking? Thanks!


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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    There are several products sold to prevent pecking. BluKote (gentian violet) turns things blue, or more like purple. Some are supposed to work by having a bitter taste. Pine tar, usually sold for horses, is an "old timey" remedy for this -- messy, but some swear by it. I've used BluKote (generic) with success, but I don't have much experience with it.
     

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