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Upstate NY Chicken Mom

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KellyChicken, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. KellyChicken

    KellyChicken New Egg

    Mar 3, 2016
    Guilderland, NY
    Hello from Guilderland, NY! I was hoping for advice on my Black Australorp's infected comb. She was pecked by the flock, poor girl. Should I use Vetericyn?[​IMG]
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2016
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

    There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around the run. Good luck with your girl. Poor baby, hope she gets to feeling better. That just looks painful.
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    I think you can use the Vetericyn on her comb and then maybe paint it with Blu-Kote so the other birds aren't drawn to the injury and keep pecking at it.

    Hope she heals up quickly!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    What shame, such a beauty and she has to put up with such insolence. I also agree with the Blu Kote. Is it just one bird that pecks her, or all of them? Is she new to the flock?

    If so she has to be integrated slowly - the" look but don't touch method." If not and the others continue to bother her, you can get "pinless peepers," for them. It prevents birds from seeing straight ahead so they aim is off. Put" pinless "peepers in the search box to find out about them.
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  7. KellyChicken

    KellyChicken New Egg

    Mar 3, 2016
    Guilderland, NY
    I don't know who the culprit is. I've never witnessed her being pecked. They are all "sisters" who have been together since they were chicks.

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