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Feather Picking?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mylilchix, May 14, 2009.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a silkie I've just removed from the flock because he's been feather picking. How long should I seperate him?

    Thanks,
    Sonja
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I have read that if he is out about a week, he will be at the bottom of the pecking order when he is returned, which should help. I wouldn't put him back til I felt I'd corrected the cause of the problem. There are some good threads here on the subject. Scroll down the page a ways, to pecking and feather pulling:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1198
     

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