What should I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jimz1, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. jimz1

    jimz1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Brahmas has a quarter size bloody spot on her back from another one of the chicks pecking at her. What do I put on it? Why would they peck now? I though the pecking order should have been established by now, they are almost 1 month old.
     
  2. AmyBella

    AmyBella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a product called Blue Kote... I haven't had to used it yet, but I have some on hand just in case. I guess chickens are hard-wired to peck at red stuff. Blue Kote is blue and it tastes bad so it protects the injured bird.
     
  3. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also keep her separated from the others until she heals they will peck her to death if they see blood
     
  4. Lurkeygirl2011

    Lurkeygirl2011 Out Of The Brooder

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    Definitely separate it from the rest of the flock! As to why they may have started pecking now... do they have enough space??? 6 wk old chicks need 2x as much space as day old chicks.
     

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