Chickies eating feathers?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bethandjoeync, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if this is okay for them to do. the down like feathering that floats in the air around them, must look deliciously tempting, because they catch it and eat it!! should I be alarmed about this? if so how do I help it stop?
     
  2. chutewoman

    chutewoman Out Of The Brooder

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    It is ok for them to do that. I would not worry about it one bit. [​IMG]
     
  3. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Mine do it all the time. They actually make a game out of it.
     
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Try uping there protien. Cat food is a good way to do that.
     
  5. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like they are just practicing catching june bugs, lol. June bugs that come out in JULY around here, [​IMG]
     
  6. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to opt out of the catfood, but they are really funny, because they chase them. it's not a whole lot of them flying around. just a few here and there. I'll just keep an eye out for anything irregular in them. but i'll stop worrying
     

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