Blood on Combs!

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Wildeone

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« on: February 26, 2008, 13:04 »
I've gone out now i'm home and mrs Bennet is now in residence in the coop and the 2 weakest ones ( Henny penny and Chicken Licken) have a little blood on their combs!!!    

Its only a little bit but they've obviously been pecked  What should I do? Will they just work things out?
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 13:08 »
They should do wildeone, remember, they were in cages, so probably haven't met formally before you picked them up!!!!

They'll sort it out who's boss, but they may get the tste for the blood, so either try the purple spray, or someone mentioned tea tree cream the other day, and my stalwart.  cheap vaseline stuff mixed with a little liquid paraffin.  They may try another peck, but they won't like the taste and it'll give the combs time to heal.

I picked up a hen thi morning and noticed part of her comb was rough and brown, but it has healed itself!

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 13:16 »
Thanks Grannie - whats purple spray? and where can i get it from?  I've got vaseline but no parafin!!!

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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 13:29 »
Go to a horsey supplies shop Wildeone.  It's sold there for putting on wounds.  It also stops pecking as it camouflages the red colour.
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 13:33 »
Ah ha - Babe gave me some wound powder - I'd forgot. :roll:

But will that stop the pecking?

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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008, 13:33 »
The one I use is called NAF aloe Vera Purple Spray.  What idiot calls anything NAF???    :lol:

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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008, 15:48 »
You can get tubes of Tea Tree cram in Boots, they do their own, comes in a green tube. Its really effective :wink:
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2008, 16:09 »
Must try that one too Jelly!!!!

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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2008, 17:00 »
I know nothing about chickens Wildone but liquid paraffin is different from paraffin. I would hate to see a flaming chicken!
I think Boots sell liquid paraffin too.
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2008, 17:34 »
Quote from: "noshed"
I know nothing about chickens Wildone but liquid paraffin is different from paraffin. I would hate to see a flaming chicken!
I think Boots sell liquid paraffin too.
I did wonder!!!  :shock:  I'm up town tomorrow so boots it is then - they're still happy though 3 eggy's today!

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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2008, 17:49 »
make that 4 .........  :lol:  8)

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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2008, 17:56 »
Clever girls :wink:

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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2008, 19:00 »
Thanks everyone - they seem to have healed up ok just a little scabing, and henny penny is at the bottom of the leader board i think! She hangs back in the coop in the morning and is always last to get food and water and any treats i throw in.  It just endears you even more to them doesn't it ! I aim the grapes towards Henny and keep Mrs Bennet and Lucy occupied so she can at least throw 1/2 a grape down her neck before the bullies come knocking   :wink:

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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2008, 19:27 »
great news wildyone x



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