I have my hens split, two in one pen and two in another. They can see each other through the fence. I did this because one was pulling out the pin feathers on another who is molting hard. Well, no one was happy being separated. So I picked up a bag of rice hulls and dumped it in the run, both sides of the fence.
I wanted to give them something to scratch around in and distract them for a few more days till my hen's pin feathers open up and hopefully, they stop pulling on them.
Well, they are eating the rice hulls. I mean porking out on them. Their crops are REALLY full and now I'm freaking out that they are all going to die from an impacted crop.
They've got plenty of water to drink, grit, oyster shells and two big feeders full of feed. I just fed them all a bit of banana thinking it's soft and will hopefully help prevent impacted crop.
Should I be freaking out or just let nature take it's course and keep an eye on them?