Will chickens pick at AluShield?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Inkycrab, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Inkycrab

    Inkycrab Hatching

    Mar 13, 2011
    One of my hens has a laceration on her foot. I sprayed on some Blu-Kote for an antiobiotic and then some AluShield. I didn't realize the Alu was silver. I figured the other hens would peck at her so I sprayed some more Blu-Kote on her foot to cover the Alu. I'm wondering if the hens will pick at the silver if it's not coated over with the Blu Kote. I sprayed her foot at bedtime.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. chickengrl

    chickengrl Songster

    Sep 30, 2010
    Northern Virginia
    I think they will leave it alone since it is not red. It's bloody things that seem to attract them. I would give it a try and just keep an eye on it. I think it will be fine though. Good luck! [​IMG]

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