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Anyone elses chickens eat feathers???

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My girlies are just shy of 7 weeks and have started supervised free ranging...and i notice that anytimr they come across a fluffy feather, be it theirs or anyone elses, they fight over it and gobble it up. Omg theyre so weird
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If they do it religiously, it's generally an indicator of insufficient protein levels in their diet as feathers are high in protein...
Edited by MeepBeep - 4/25/16 at 2:09pm
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They eat nothing but starter grower feed and dried mealworms right now...theyre only 7 weeks old.
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I try feeding them veggies for treats but they dont love anything other then their food, the mealworms, and stuff they find free ranging
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If they are not use to having treat it may take them a while to get use them.

I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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