GRRR why are they plucking feathers!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CrazyChickensEverwhere, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens are starting to pull feathers bad!!!

    Someone told be that if the lights on over night they might pluck, So I turned it off.

    they get unlimited feed. Why are they plucking! [​IMG]
     
  2. juliawitt

    juliawitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually feather picking is a protein problem. You might try game feed with free choice oyster shell for awhile. I would also buy some blu-kote spray. There are some other products which you put on chickens besides blu-kote but I cannot remember their names. All of it tastes bad and will strongly discourage picking at each others feathers.
     
  3. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read that its a protein problem 30 mins ago. And they said soggy cat food is good for them. I diddent have cat food so I did puppy chow, with noodles, tuna, baby food, whole grain cerel. Maybe that will help



    (sounds gross lol)
     

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