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wound spray thats safe for egg layers

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jk47, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anything that I can use on bald spots from getting picked on and light wounds
    I thought of using blue kote butI sell my eggs and perfer somthing thats an approved
    Product and that I can use the eggs during treatment
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    What's wrong with the eggs if you use Blue Kote? Acriflavine is the ingredient in Blue Kote that is harmful if you eat the parts of the animal it was recently used on. You know, you can't use it on animals going to slaughter as it taints that area of meat. I don't see how that relates to eggs.
     
  3. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the reason is that nobody seens to be able to give me a withdrawl time for blue kote and I will eat the hens when they stop laying so if I use it then will it eventually be safe to eat the meat after a year as gone by or will the meat be still tainted
     
  4. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Castor oil will work fine and will promote fast feather regrowth and healing, though it won't disguise these parts to dissuade other birds from picking. If you have picking issues you need way more space or less birds in the space you currently have.
     
  5. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never thought to use castor oil I will look into that and I have enough room for my birds the problem is that theres one nest box that they all want to lay in and one trys to lay well another is already there and wont move when the othet on picks at it [​IMG]
     
  6. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also how do I use castor oil
     
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  7. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    You might want to add another nest box to eliminate that problem because no matter how much you treat your bird, if the picking continues they will not heal up. You can just spread the castor oil right onto the raw and naked areas. Doesn't matter if the feathers get oily.
     
  8. jk47

    jk47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha I have 10nest boxes for 12 hens and I have tried using dummy eggs to make the other nests more desirable but nothing
    The favorite nest is in the corner so I might try and making the other nests more hidden to see if they will use them if they seem more safe
     
  9. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    That's easy...block off the favorite nest.
     
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  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Ditto...and put a couple golf balls in all the rest of them...see what happens.
     

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