chickens eating feathers?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by miron28, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chickens been pecking each other and eating the feathers has anyone ever had this problem? someone told me that they need more protean is this correct?
     
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes-- they need more protein. You can give them meat scraps, dry cat food, a higher protein feed etc.
     
  3. sussexgal

    sussexgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes yes yes to the protein.... add to the list cottage cheese, sunflower seeds, yogurt....
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree with the other posts. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i went to the feed store and they told me it wasn't a lack of protein. but i am going to do what everyone say to do give the more! thank you
     
  6. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only other thing I can think of is maybe they are getting bored and pecking at each other. Do they have space to roam around? Do you keep a light on them all night? If they seem to be deliberately pulling out feathers to eat them, that is a lack of protein.
     

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