feather picking problem

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rhodered10, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. rhodered10

    rhodered10 Out Of The Brooder

    98
    0
    39
    Aug 12, 2010
    over the winter my chickens have been picking at each others feather and they are really picking on one poor girl quite a bit and i am getting concerned and would like to stop the problem as soon as possible. does anyone have any products or home remedies that can stop feather picking? any addvice is welcome.
     
  2. 88Haywood88

    88Haywood88 Chillin' With My Peeps

    114
    1
    109
    Feb 13, 2010
    Albuquerque
    I just try blu kote. it seems to work only a little bit. I know there are bitter tasting anti pick ointments out there... haven't used any though.
     
  3. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I have read many things...

    Rooster Booster's Peck No More

    Blu Kote

    Up their protein intake.

    Give them stuff to occupy them. (Hanging cabbage, mirror in run, hay with feed sprinkled in and on it.)

    It's a hard habit to break... I still have issues.
     
  4. rhodered10

    rhodered10 Out Of The Brooder

    98
    0
    39
    Aug 12, 2010
    thanks for your help i forgot to mention that i dont have a rooster it is all from the bigger girls in the flock unfortunatly its been a long winter and they have resorted to picking at each other once again thanks
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by