Hen Pecking Chicken Salve
Our chickens have been pecking each other's backs, and creating ugly bald spots.
Here's an ointment I made to help soothe the ouchiness as well as getting the other's to "lay off".
1/2 Cup Almond oil
1/8 cup beeswax
30 drops tea tree Essential oil
20 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops camphor essential oil
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops pine needle essential oil
In a double boiler, heat oil gently.
Add beeswax and heat until just melted.
Pour hot mix into a 4 oz jar. Allow to cool 3 minutes.
Add essential oils and Vitamin E.
Cap and label.
To Use: Spread heavily on exposed, pecked skin. Repeat as necessary. It will be messy but should keep away the other chickens and give the skin some time to heal.