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Using peepers (blinders) the reason?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by WildfireJane, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. WildfireJane

    WildfireJane Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm wondering if using peepers on my two roosters, they can coexist together in the same coop without killing eachother? What are the reasons for using blinders? Will blinders help keep feather picking at bay? Jane
     
  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I thought those were usually used on game fowl to keep the males from fighting..
     
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    [​IMG] I want to see some ? How would they get to food and water if they can't see.
     
  4. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. WildfireJane

    WildfireJane Out Of The Brooder

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    Then if I use peepers on my two roosters, they can live together in the same coop? Is this cruel? How long can peepers stay on? Sorry for all the questions, I think this may be my answer to keeping my whole flock together in one coop. Jane
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I heard that they also use them for egg eaters, the valueable rare breeds like Marans, etc.
     
  7. Brunty_Farms

    Brunty_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only bad thing is you have to punture the sinus cavity to put them on.

    It seems to not bother them so much after a few days. They are used for pheasants so they do not fight.... so I would say yes, try it.
     
  8. Momo

    Momo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes. How do you puncture it? I was thinking of getting these for a couple of EEs who have become feather pluckers ...
     
  9. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't believe you "puncture" anything. When I look at my birds I can see right through from one side to the other.
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  10. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

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    I saw a pic of the peepers in another thread....this is what it made me think of!

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    (Sorry if this pic is a repeat for you, I posted it in the other thread too!) [​IMG]
     

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