Chickens pecking each other and eating feathers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LeghornGuy, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. LeghornGuy

    LeghornGuy In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2007
    New Orleans
    Several of my chickens are being pecked by other chickens. Three chicks (8 weeks old) are missing their tail little feathers because of the pecking and eating of feathers.
    My white leghorns are pecking the brown leghorns and my Buff Orpington.
    My leghorns seem to be aggressive.
    My Buff Orpingtons are docile and passives
    Is this due to a lack of vitamins?
    I let them free range for one hour a day and then placed them back in the coop. Any suggestions?
    I have been feeding them start and grow.
    What can I do to stop the feather pecking and feather eating?

    The LeghornGuy in Louisiana
  2. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    well it sounds like there bored or over crowded. maybe let them out for longer?

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