beard picking?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jenni2142, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. jenni2142

    jenni2142 Songster

    Jul 16, 2008
    South Carolina
    This is more a behavior question than anything so hopefully I am in the right place. I have a group of 11 LF ladies with one banty roo. 5 of my ladies are bearded and muffed EE's, 3 are without their beards. Someone is picking but I am not sure who or what to do. They have a large elevated coop and run, plenty of food and bugs. I never catch anyone in the act. One girl(Sweet Charlotte), bottom of pecking order, is missing the most feathers. No tail or back feathers are missing, just beards and muffs. Am considering blu-cote but would love some other suggestions. Please help my poor Charlotte. Thanks.

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