Feather pulling

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FarmalI, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. FarmalI

    FarmalI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the best way to keep chickens from pecking other chicken's feathers out?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    It depends on the root cause of the feather picking - it can stem from overcrowding, boredom, aggression, mating behavior..........knowing a bit more about your flock and the specifics of what sort of picking is going on can help in offering some suggestions to stop it.
     
  3. nvdirtfreak

    nvdirtfreak Out Of The Brooder

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    Need more info. For example, I noticed a feather picking problem in my flock a couple of weeks ago, so I spent some time observing my chickens and decided I have two bullies. I separated the two bullies and now the rest are doing fabulous. I plan on reintroducing the bullies in a week or two to see if their behavioral issues have been resolved, but if they are still jerks they are going in the stew pot.
     
  4. azygous

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