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what is pinless peakers and what does it really do

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by old geezer, May 14, 2011.

  1. old geezer

    old geezer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    need some info on this product ---yesterday was the first time i ever heard of it heard of it--i,ve been useing blue cote to stop pecking as some one suggested
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Pinless "peepers" restrict the birds vision so they have problems pecking at other birds. Frequently used in situations where birds are necessarily crowded to cut down on cannibalism and feather picking. They are frequently used in game bird production.
     
  3. jesse6598

    jesse6598 New Egg

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    What is blue cote? How do you apply it? Will it keep them from picking at each other? Any ideas for soothing the bald skin that has been peaked?
     
  4. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blu Kote is an antiseptic spray for wounds or our case, pecked skin. I use it to help keep the areas clean. I also use the peepers and love them. Here is a pic of my girls with theirs on.

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  5. gingerpeach22

    gingerpeach22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be sure to not eat the eggs of birds coated or sprayed with blue cote - feed store owner warned me. Check the back of the package about warning to not use on cattle etc. for human consumption. I think (could be wrong) that it soothes but does not deter. It is a nuisance, but I use Rooster Booster Pick-No-More lotion on bald spots because others don't like the smell or taste and the bird gets a break from being pecked at the feeder, on the roost, or in the dust bath. The other birds come over to peck a bottom or elsewhere and then shy away. The downside is that seems to lose it's action after a day. I have a little dish & dispense some in the dish, pick up a bird, smear it in the general area, and the others take the hint even if it is not evenly applied. It comes from our feed store. I do believe it is soothing, too.
    I too have some pinless peepers on birds, but one small bird shakes hers off. Another "lost" hers over night. Two of my eight girls have them on. One bird was a terror to others trying to lay eggs, whacking them repeatedly, jerking out feathers like mad while the victim just took it. I should teach her kung fu.
     
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