Feather pulling

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kellbellsa, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. kellbellsa

    kellbellsa In the Brooder

    May 16, 2014
    A couple of weeks ago we noticed that our hens were all missing feathers on their backs and butts. We thought it could be mites, or feather pulling. Well, I found the feather puller. I caught her in the act of attacking 4 other hens. I noticed she is the only one without bald patches. I have separated her from the rest, by putting her my laundry room in a dog crate. Now what? Do I keep her there and then reintroduce her after a period of time, or should we just eat her.
  2. Acornewell

    Acornewell Songster

    Aug 11, 2012
    LaOtto, Indiana
    I would probably keep her separated until the others grow their feathers back.

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