A quick and effective two-pronged treatment for feather peaking
Cannibalism and feather pecking are complex behavioural problems found in both poultry and game birds worldwide. It can affect any birds in small backyard flocks through to the large commercial flocks. One day all is fine in the pen then the next time you look it has started. There are many reasons for it happening but some of the main reasons are overcrowding, boredom, stress, pecking order, poor quality feed and disease. If it happens in your flock you need to move fast and treat birds and if necessary remove wounded birds. Symptoms include pecking at the feet (usually very young chicks) and the vents, tails, wings and sometimes the head and necks of young and mature birds. It can also include feather pulling. Cannibalism and feather peaking may lead to wounding leaving the skin open to bacterial infection. In severe cases, this leads to the loss of blood and leads to general anaemia. If the feather pecking and cannibalism is not caught in time birds can be almost eaten alive and sometimes 'gutted' if the wounds start around the tail and vent. If you find it in your flock act quickly The Net-tex Anti Feather-Pecking Spray is effective in two ways.
Most of us that keep poultry will find this a very useful spray as feather-pecking can be a real problem at times in flocks. Available in a 250ml and a 500ml spray bottle.
Nettex Anti Feather-Pecking Spray
Excellent service and product as usual :-)
This is the only thing that's worked to stop my hens pulling each other's feathers. They're now looking much more poofy and happy for winter. I recommend wearing full PPE to spray your hens as it's definitely not nice to get in your mouth!
It works but a bit stressful on the pecked bird to be sprayed. Better than being pecked to death or losing your feathers when it's so cold!
This product really works. Only had to spray twice. Highly recommend