Our chicks are 2 1/2 months now and pretty big - look like reg chickens. I noticed that when one loses a feather, the other ones go CRAZY trying to steal it and get it, any way they can. The one who has it is trying to eat it. Why do they do that? It makes me nervous bc the feathers are so long when you include the stem part. We can tell that is what is going on so we try and catch them or make them drop it. So, is that normal chicken behavior and if they do swallow one, is it harmful?