zumzumfoxy

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Jun 29, 2011
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Hey all!

I read that it means a chicken needs extra protein when they pluck/eat other chickens' feathers, but poor Jet's gotten her entire back and neck all raggedy from Red plucking/nomming on the feathers! (Chai gets the idea to try it once in a while.)

Is there anything I can do to help protect Jet from her feathers getting chowed down on and discourage the behavior?
 

Chick15

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Apr 21, 2011
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I believe you can buy a chicken "apron" which could help. you may also want to separate her from the others. I havent had this happen, but have heard a lot about it.
 

zumzumfoxy

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8 Years
Jun 29, 2011
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Yikes - wouldn't isolation be worse for the chicken in the long run?

Thanks for the link to the aprons! I thought maybe something like that would help. Also, would making a garlic-water mixture help any? I thought if I made her neck and back bitter it'd repel the others from nomming on her. Thanks
 

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