Where do I find Pine Tar for feather pecking?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ButtersMama, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. ButtersMama

    ButtersMama Chirping

    Feb 28, 2011
    I googled it and it came up on Amazon. One had picture of horse and the other said it was for baseballs!

    I have no idea which to get. Please help!

  2. chicken grandma

    chicken grandma Songster

    Sep 1, 2008
    west michigan
    I have separated the chickens who are doing the plucking. Nothing that I applied discouraged them from plucking each other.
  3. KrisH

    KrisH Songster

    Check anyplace that sells horse tack (Supplies) may be the same product, but you know the horse version is safe on animals (horses at least)

  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I found some at jefferslivestock.com but it is for horses and IDK if that's what you need.
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Quote:This is the stuff you want. It is marketed as a hoof repair product (put out by a company called Horse Health Products), but works on chickens, too. I have to tell you that pine tar is not my first choice because there are better products on the market Pine tar is such a disaster to work with that I generally try not to use it. It works to stop picking, but it needs to be reapplied often and it is a stinky, sticky, goopy mess that gets all over everything. Yuck!

    If you are having picking problems, I'd recommend the pinless peepers. They are the most effective tool on the market to stop this behavior. Once they are applied they rarely need to be reapplied, so it is a one-shot-deal. Much easier than messing around with topical stuff.

    Good luck.

  6. Love'n Chickens

    Love'n Chickens Hatching

    Jan 3, 2012
    I have a product that seems to work pretty good. You need to reapply every few days, as it wears off, until the pecked spot is healed. It is called "Peck-No-More", made by Rooster Booster brand, and I bought it at Jax in Colorado. I believe Murdoch's also has it. Probably any place that sells chicken feed, etc.
  7. Me & Jack

    Me & Jack Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Okay, not very high tech, but I bought a large blue Jiffy marker and I apply it to those spots that are being pecked. It's worked every time -- maybe just lucky?[​IMG]
    chickwhisperer 17 likes this.
  8. MeMotherHen

    MeMotherHen In the Brooder

    Oct 12, 2012
    I've had chicken saddles and sewn on tail wraps to prevent the pecking...but they are still finding ways to peck each other. Right now my poor rooster is wearing a sort of a skirt so his pecked bottom can be grow feathers...any ideas?
    do pinless peepers hurt the chickens?
  9. Island Roo

    Island Roo Songster

    Feb 14, 2012
    Duncan, BC
    Not really an answe to your question but I have used blukote to stop anyone from pecking an injured bird. It also aids the healing process.

    If the area looks dark blue it tends not to get pecked.

  10. MeMotherHen

    MeMotherHen In the Brooder

    Oct 12, 2012
    okay, i actually just used bluekote on one of my ladies cuz she broke a toe nail. do you happen to know what it's made out of? cuz it looks like pen ink!

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