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My chickens find CATPOOP and FEATHERS delicious?

Poll Results: Has your chicken ever eaten anything strange?

 
  • 50% (1)
    Cat poop
  • 0% (0)
    feathers
  • 50% (1)
    other (comment if you want)
2 Total Votes  
post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I have two 5 month old Naked Necks/Turkens who like to eat catpoop and feathers. :sickDoes anyone know how to stop this behavior??

post #2 of 5
Sounds like they are looking for more protein in their diet, what are you currently feeding them, I would recommend a good quality grower with at least 18% protein.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

I'm just feeding them scratch feed. Do you know any other types of feed that have more protein? 

post #4 of 5
Scratch is too low in protein, it's used mainly to give chickens something to scratch and peck around at, more for mental stimulation. I would recommend you find a premade feed, either an all flock or a non medicated grower, your chickens are craving a better diet, cat poop has a lot of protein in it and feathers too. If you are not careful they will begin to peck each other for blood, and that doesn't usually end well.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

I would recommend you find a premade feed, either an all flock or a non medicated grower, your chickens are craving a better diet, cat poop has a lot of protein in it and feathers too. 

This is good to know. Thanks!:D

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