I've noticed on several occasions my little 13 week old RIRs will eat feathers that have been dropped/shedded. The feathers appear to be a normal dropping of feathers, not too many of them around. But I've seen several chickies grab one off the ground and eat it. These are usually small feathers, around 3-4" long. Is it normal for chickens to eat their own feathers? I've never seen them pull feathers off themselves or each other.