Hi all, I am posting this because I am confused as to why my chickens continue to feather pick. I confess I had them in too small a space but I have remedied that and now they freerange basically all day and have a very large sheltered run when they are not freeranging. I have five bantams and three large fowl and they have 128 sq ft of space when confined. They have dirt to dustbathe in and lots of perches though they don't really use them. They are twelve weeks old. I have started to supplement with protein, tuna fish, cottage cheese, egg, mealworms, sunflower seeds. They have a flock block and I made duct tape saddles for the victims. I thought it was getting better but today one of the sweetest girls had taken her saddle off and she had some bloody quills. I made her a much better saddle to cover the wound and watched them very closely to make sure they weren't bullying her. I have no idea who the culprit is, I just know that three of the banties don't seem to have any feather damage at all. Ugh!!! I love my chickens but I don't know what to do. I have read tons of info on this site but no one says how much protein to add. Does anyone know? Sorry this is so long winded but I am really worried about my babies.