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feather picking question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TK Poultry, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    i think my ameraucanas are picking each others beard feathers out and i want to know how i can prevent this and how long will it take for them to grow back their beards?

    i want to take them to a show in april will they be ready in time?
     
  2. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you by chance feeding them any "messy" foods such as yogurt, oatmeal, etc...?
     
  3. highcountrychickens

    highcountrychickens Head Rooster Jouster

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    Oh dear oh dear...

    if you have a sec - check out my byc page - lots of relevant information there .
     
  4. Pit Bull Farm

    Pit Bull Farm Out Of The Brooder

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  5. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    how do you apply or use the pepper/peppers?
     
  6. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    bump
     
  7. HennyJenny

    HennyJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    highcountry chickens - i have been waging a war on picking for a few weeks now - I just checked out your page - and you are one of my new idols [​IMG] I am halfway through your slathering list [​IMG]
     
  8. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    im giving a bump to this thread so i can get an answer soon!
     
  9. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poly-peepers are held on with a pin that goes through the nostrils.
     
  10. highcountrychickens

    highcountrychickens Head Rooster Jouster

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    Quote:heehee - good information there... keep reading - There is something about Nietzche and a rodeo clown in that very scientific line of trials and errors trying to sort out the mutherplucker featherpicker issue.

    Sweaters.. Im tellinya...

    (actually, after seeing some wonderful BYC sicko who glued goggly eyes to his hens' peepers, I HAD to give them a try too... they make pinless peepers so you don't have to send the pin all the way through their noses. Alas, funnylookin as they were, it gave my girls the initiative to learn tai chi so they could find feathers to eat by soft vision and feather energy - they were still bald, but they could balance on their second toe for a really long time)

    Greencastle ducks - don't let that sway you - mine had an advanced case of the ill - peepers, Rooster Booster products, bumping up protein... all of those things work well.

    Good luck!
     

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