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Has anyone used oregano oil and coconut oil on the tail feathers to prevent another Chicken from pecking at the ends of the feathers. No blood or skin involved. .. yet
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If a chicken is picking or eating feathers, it's time to evaluate protein intake.

What are they being fed, including protein % of the feed and types of treats/supplements and what % of the total intake make up those things?

 

How old are the birds that are doing the pecking?

 

The reason is that feathers are 92% protein. When birds eat feathers, they are craving the complete essential amino acids contained therein.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 4/12/16 at 4:36pm

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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I don't know but, it sounds like that would make a salad of the feathers.  Your birds may need more protein in their diet if they are plucking and eating the feathers.  If they aren't eating them - they are just being annoying. In either case  the victims can be  sporting bald areas., which will attract more attention and more picking.  You can get "pinless peepers,"  for the pluckers.  If prevents them from seeing straight ahead so their aim is off. Also it will annoy them enough - so they will probably forget about plucking.

 

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

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