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help chicken keeps plucking feathers from other chickens

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I have one chicken that just keeps plucking feathers from the rest of my flock. It will eat them and so will the other chickens I don't think it's cause of lack of protein they get layer feed and I give them eggs and other treats. I looked for mites I don't see any. It's doesn't seem sick or anything. I threw some stuff down just in case it was cause of boredom that's not it either. I don't know what to do please help!
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:welcome  It is a bad habit which may be related to boredom.  To an on site search on 'Pin Less Peepers'.  They are effective at dealing with the problem.

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Feather picking is usually caused by not enough protein, overcrowding stress, or boredom. It can become a life-long habit for some birds.

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