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Help my hens are plucking each other's feathers!!!!!!

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Anyone have any suggestions we have 9 hens and all but 2 have bare spots from being plucked from each other. We have tried adding the chicken swing and also the block treat in case it is caused by boredom. Not sure what to do:hu
post #2 of 4
Sometimes they feather pick because they are lacking protein. Give them a high protein treat like mealworms or some meat scraps. How many chickens do you have and how large is the coop and run?
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Thank you will try the meal worms!!!! We have 9 hens and are coop is 6ft by. 6 ft with a 6ft by 14 ft run:D
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Mine do it every year but it passes evantually in all my hens. I've never had a serious problem with it.
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