feather picking

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kimfeatherfriends123, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. kimfeatherfriends123

    kimfeatherfriends123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2010
    boonville, in
    I have a hen who picks out my roo's feathers and also the feathers of another hen. Does anyone have any advice.....They are very tame and great birds?
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    First thing I would do is increase the amount of protein she is getting. What percentage protein is the feed you are feeding? You can add protein either by changing feeds to one that contains a higher protein level, or by adding high protein treats like mealworms, crickets, meat scraps and so on.

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