Feather picking and lack of salt


In the Brooder
8 Years
Feb 7, 2011
This is related to an earlier post, but has anyone ever heard of a salt difficency causing birds to pick at other birds? I have heard that a lack of protien can possibly cause that, but never salt.
There can be several causes so you may have to investigate a bit.

Over crowding can definitely do it as can too little protein. The salt thing is somewhat murky but there is research that indicates it can help in some cases.

Do a Google search on salt, poultry, and pecking and you'll find some info.

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