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Crazy 18 week old runt BO pulling out other chickens feathers and eating it

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by undine, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. undine

    undine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What can I feed her so that she'll stop doing this? Shes literally chasing the other chickens even if theyre bigger than her and just yanking the feathers off of them and just eating it.
     
  2. DStewart PDX

    DStewart PDX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might feed her to the stew pot.
     
  3. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Cluky

    Cluky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so for me the flock
    block helped and free ranging helped. however the feather pulling doesn't stop completely. I have to agree with the other posts, you need to get rid on her of you want no feather pulling
     
  5. goose4

    goose4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had the same problem with our BO chicks this spring. We started calling them the vampire buffies. Moving them to larger pens seemed to help but once they started getting crowded they would start in again. It stopped when we put them in with the other birds. The older hens evidently did not put up with it.
     

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