Chicken jail

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Barnmaradotte, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Barnmaradotte

    Barnmaradotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Barnevelder hen that got into the habit of pecking and eating feathers during a lack of protien. Well I upped the protien and she hasn't stopped, so I put her in jail last night. Will this help? How long to I keep her there? im new to chickens so any input would be great. Any ideas that I may be over looking? thanks.
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is she eating her own feathers?
     
  3. Barnmaradotte

    Barnmaradotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nope. just the other chickens. except the 2 flighty ones. they move like ninjas.
     
  4. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone needs peepers! Those sunglass-shade looking things that clip into their nostrils.
     
  5. Barnmaradotte

    Barnmaradotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do they really work? I'd like her to stop. Will those make her stop? or just keep the others from losing feathers?
     
  6. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It will keep her occupied [​IMG] She wont be able to see directly in front of her so she wont be able to aim at feathers. It wont stop her from eating feathers on the ground though.
     

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