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.  Stir gently.
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.