Guinea keet plucking own feathers

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Hi, our keets are just over three weeks old, and today we noticed that one of them is plucking out his own feathers. He seems to be going after the larger feathers on his wings. Could someone tell us why he would be doing this and how we can prevent it? Thanks.
 

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Hi, our keets are just over three weeks old, and today we noticed that one of them is plucking out his own feathers. He seems to be going after the larger feathers on his wings. Could someone tell us why he would be doing this and how we can prevent it? Thanks.
What are you feeding them? Birds will often pluck and eat feathers if they are not getting enough protein.
 

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