Based on 9 Verified Reviews
Not working as well as I hoped....
21 April 2022
In 7 years of hen keeping, I have never had problems with feather pecking. I guess it's the longer days, combined with the endless bird flu lockdown, my hens are getting bored. I had high hopes for this product, given all the rave reviews. Anyway, it certainly stains the feathers, but doesn't seem to last long on the bare skin. I'm spraying every 3 days. Although the problem does seem to have eased, the poor hen that they are picking on still has fresh wounds. I will continue using for a while longer.
This reviewer has 1 mixed pets
first time for an Omlet purchase and I am very happy
27 March 2020
Battles Gentian Violet spray has saved me on many occasions in the past. If my horses get mud fever it is my go to product and has been for several years. I am lucky that my horses have a pretty strong constitution but this winter has been hideous with them standing in water for months. My youngster got mud fever which was pretty persistent. Battles Gentian violet spray knocked it on the head within a few days. Because it isn't a cream base it can get sprayed on even if their legs are wet and muddy, they rock the purple look for a few days but it sorts it out with very little hassle. I recommend it all the time.
Fantastic for wounded Chook
7 July 2014
One of my Chooks was struggling with a soft egg and set upon by the others which left her with a nasty wound under her vent. After a few days of cleaning up with salt water etc, and remembering Gentian Violet from my childhood days of bringing neutered purple cats home from the vet - I decided to treat her with it and now she is walking tall again, not afraid of getting pecked!
(agree with the Purple hand comments.. wish had read the reviews before applying!!)
Great product - very messy application
23 August 2013
I used this after one of our chickens started losing feathers to another, leaving bald red patches.
It stains the sprayed area purple as well as acting as an antiseptic on any open wounds. The purple colour dissuades the other chickens from wanting to peck away at the sore area.
Within a few days of using it feathers had started to regrow and within a couple of weeks the chicken had fully recovered.
The only problem with this product is the awful applicator bottle it comes in. It's impossible to spray anything without it going all over your hands. If you haven't got gloves on you can expect at least a few days of purple hands!
26 June 2012
My poor cat had a wound to foot and used gentian violet spray to help the healing - only problem was the noise the spray made when pumped out of the bottle - after two squirts cat ran off!
13 April 2012
I'm not sure it was the right thing for the job. I am continuing with it but the hen's bare bottom isn't any better - though it is no worse either.
It is very purple!
19 March 2012
I got this as 3 of my chooks have had the feathers pulled out from their bottoms and it was starting to look rather red and raw. I sprayed this on them and it seemed to halt the pecking getting any worse. However my white sussex's now have very purple feathers all round their bums! Better this than bleeding wounds though. ( Do use gloves when applying as it will stain your skin for a few days)
This is good stuff and I would reccommend.
19 August 2011
Bought some of this for red chicken bottoms after pecking. It disguised the redness and provided good coverage for antiseptic purposes so their poor bald botties didnt suffer any more.
You will need gloves as it squirts on your hands as well as the chicken!
Recomended from omlet forum
26 April 2011
Haven't had cause to use this product yet..Thankfully.As always delivery great.