Does our flock need more protein?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by The Chickens' Maid, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a flock of about 14 chickens. They are not cannibalistic or anything to that degree, but they do like to eat feathers. I was wondering if this is because they aren't getting enough protein? Thanks!
     
  2. CTChick

    CTChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On this topic: We have a pheasant and every day I throw a handfood of his food on the ground which the chickens eat too. Game bird food is high protein -- this isn't bad for the chickens, is it? If okay, might be the answer for the feather-eating.
    PS He has a little food bowl, too, high up by his roost so the chickens don't eat it all up!

    Laura
     

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