What is best to heal my roosters hen pecked neck?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rooster Ray, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Rooster Ray

    Rooster Ray Songster

    Nov 20, 2008
    South West Michigan
    I have a rooster that has had his neck pecked to the point it started bleeding yesterday. I need some help as to what I can put on his neck to heal it and to stop the picking from the hens. I have read on hear that pine tar works. Is this what I should try or is there something that would work better? [​IMG]
  2. cover357

    cover357 In the Brooder

    May 10, 2008
    north- upstate NY
    try spraying it with blu-coat.. you can get it at the feed or tractor supply.it comes in a small spray bottle. it is a blue/purple color. Wear gloves.... it stains... but it heals and with the color the chickens tend not to pick..[​IMG]
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I agree w/ blu-kote. or pine-tar, both of which can be purchase at a feed store.

    You should also separate to give him time to heal.

    What factors have you considered that may have led to the pecking?

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by