Eating feathers??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenbuttsowhat, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. chickenbuttsowhat

    chickenbuttsowhat Songster

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    today me and i husband moved some chickens out of quarantine my hens faught with them just a lil but nothing big but everyone is molting so during all the fuss feathers fell out then some of my hens turned around and started eating the feathers [​IMG] is that normal what can i do to stop them if its not?? should i be freaking out? lol
     

  2. Very normal. Extra protein. Not to worry unless it's excessive (which would indicate something amiss in their diet).
     
  3. chickenbuttsowhat

    chickenbuttsowhat Songster

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    oh thnk god lol so worried i guess i never really noticed it befor until last week
     

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