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Anyone elses chickens eat feathers???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrv19, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. mrv19

    mrv19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
  2. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    If they do it religiously, it's generally an indicator of insufficient protein levels in their diet as feathers are high in protein...
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2016
  3. mrv19

    mrv19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They eat nothing but starter grower feed and dried mealworms right now...theyre only 7 weeks old.
     
  4. mrv19

    mrv19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
  5. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are not use to having treat it may take them a while to get use them.
     

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