Eating feather?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CluckThis, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. CluckThis

    CluckThis Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 25, 2008
    Arlington, Washington
    Why would hens be eating feathers that are on the ground from other birds.
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Maybe for the protein. You could try feeding them dry cat food, cooked eggs, cheese- just other sources of protein.
    Maybe just boredom.

    Good luck


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