Are there any home remedies or suggestions for stopping feather picking? My little Indian game hen, Indira, is only a year old, free-ranges in our garden with her English game hen-friend, Gabby, but is losing all the lovely feathers on the back of her neck. They have plenty of food, shelter and water available (food is a scratch mix, plus suitable kitchen scraps and weeds) and she's a regular layer - albeit in different parts of the yard, which makes finding the eggs a bit of a challenge sometimes! I've tried a bitter spray, but that doesn't seem to be having any effect at all. The only behavioural thing that is a little odd, is that when we first got her, she was the top chook, but now Gabby seems to have the upper hand every now and then. I haven't seen Gabby pick at her, though. I think Indira's picking her own feathers out, perhaps over-preening?