using oregano oil and coconut oil

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Danyelle Tyler, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Danyelle Tyler

    Danyelle Tyler New Egg

    May 20, 2015
    Has anyone used oregano oil and coconut oil on the tail feathers to prevent another Chicken from pecking at the ends of the feathers. No blood or skin involved. .. yet
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    If a chicken is picking or eating feathers, it's time to evaluate protein intake.
    What are they being fed, including protein % of the feed and types of treats/supplements and what % of the total intake make up those things?

    How old are the birds that are doing the pecking?

    The reason is that feathers are 92% protein. When birds eat feathers, they are craving the complete essential amino acids contained therein.
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2016
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I don't know but, it sounds like that would make a salad of the feathers. Your birds may need more protein in their diet if they are plucking and eating the feathers. If they aren't eating them - they are just being annoying. In either case the victims can be sporting bald areas., which will attract more attention and more picking. You can get "pinless peepers," for the pluckers. If prevents them from seeing straight ahead so their aim is off. Also it will annoy them enough - so they will probably forget about plucking.

    Put "pinless peepers," in the search box for more information.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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