Predisposing factors include tensoynovitis and other diseases affecting mobility, boredom and strain of bird.
Symptoms include: Pecking at feet (especially young chicks) and vents (adult layers and turkey poults 8-12 days old).
Also pecking at the head, face & wings and feather pulling.
Feather pecking may lead to skin wounding leaving it open to bacterial infection.
In severe cases this will lead to a loss of blood resulting in generalised anaemia and canabalism.
Anti-Feather Pecking spray works firstly by preventing biting, plucking and cannibalism occurring as it contains a foul tasting substance with a very strong odour.
The foul tasting substance is so strong that most biting or plucking will cease after 2 - 4 days.
You may need to re apply so please follow instructions on the bottle.
Anti-bacterial agents have been incorporated for minor skin abrasions and will disinfect the afflicted sites immediately.
These agents will also help to minimise bacterial infection spreading allowing commencement of the healing process.