Vicks on chooks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by melbchooks, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. melbchooks

    melbchooks New Egg

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    has anyone had any luck with applying Vicks onto the chickens that are being picked on? I have this issue at present and have applied the Ickes, hoping it works! Would be nice to hear some success stories. Love my little ladies [​IMG]
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'm honestly not sure about Vicks. If possible, you may wish to consider isolating the aggressors for a week or so. Removing a hen from the flock reduces their rank once returned to the flock and can help reduce further aggression.

    Cheers

    Ct
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't think Vicks would be of any use. I'm under the impression that chickens have no sense of smell., so I doubt that would repel them. You may consider getting pinless peepers for the pickers in your group. It prevents them from seeing straight ahead so throws off their aim. I would think it would also annoy them enough to forget about bothering the other hens.

    Put pinless peepers in the search box, for information & use.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I too am not sure on the Vicks, I personally would not use it on my own birds. I did have a feather pecking issue with one of my frizzles. His fancy feathers were attracting unwanted attention. I isolated the main aggressor and used a poultry no peck spray on him. Regular use of the no peck and his feathers eventually came back.

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    I have used "Pick-No-More" with some luck, but never tried Vicks.
     

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