So my chickens apparently love eating feathers. Not just any feathers, of course, for they are connoisseurs and much prefer the fluffy down or the smaller contour feathers and not the larger contours or flight feathers. Oh yeah, our chickens have TASTE. Yeah, so I'm starting to think that all creatures have pica to some degree. They are not pecking or plucking feathers from each other. What happens is that any one of them suddenly drops a feather (which in the case of our 7.5 week old EE is quite a lot lately...a molt already?? ). Often before the dropper feather can hit the ground, one of the others will snap it up and swallow it! This has been going on for about a week that we've really noticed, and if we're right there, we try to stop it by snagging the fallen feather first or prying it out of the beak of whomever snapped it up before they can swallow it. Why in the world are they doing this?