Bullied rooster

Zay

Songster
Jun 29, 2018
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New Mexico
I have a 1 1/2 year frizzle boy who is constantly getting picked on. He’s the sweetest bird in the flock, but the hens think his feathers are delicious. I want to quarantine him to try and get some feathers to grow back, but the only place I have to do that is by the house, and his crow is loud. Any ideas on how to help the little guy?
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I have a 1 1/2 year frizzle boy who is constantly getting picked on. He’s the sweetest bird in the flock, but the hens think his feathers are delicious. I want to quarantine him to try and get some feathers to grow back, but the only place I have to do that is by the house, and his crow is loud. Any ideas on how to help the little guy?
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the top is now, the bottom is what he used to look like.
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Feather eating is a very bad habit.. are the hens the same age? What are you feeding them? What % of protein? It could be just a crazy pecking feather eating habit which is very bad and hard to stop. If it’s a deficiency you need to increase calcium and protein in the chickens diet. Crushed eggshells and oyster shell is the best thing I know of for calcium. There’s a lot of stuff you can do for protein; mealworms, scrambled eggs with the crushed egg shell added, bugs, worms. That’s all I can say and all I know to do.
 
Dumar chicken feed 20% protein with crushed egg shell
Alright. Increase the calcium and protein for a few days. Separate the rooster as well. Don’t put them on calcium for too long or it can harm them. I’d say about a week at the most. Then cut back and see what happens. Inspect your rooster very well to make sure there’s no blood on his skin where the feathers were picked
 

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