eating feathers ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cajunlizz, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    I noticed if they have a sqabble that happens in the coop or the run and feathers fly every where , ALL chickens run and start eating these feathers . Is this common thing , or is there a problem ?[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    That's common - I believe I remember hearing that feathers are high in protein. Ours do the same.
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    This sounds sick but when we are processing birds our laying hens go crazy cleaning
    up the mess. They love the feathers and whatever else they can find.
     
  4. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Well , if feathers are HIGH in PROTEIN , they sure are getting enough protein . LOL
     

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