help chicken keeps plucking feathers from other chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sarahharmon, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. sarahharmon

    sarahharmon New Egg

    Jan 11, 2016
    I have one chicken that just keeps plucking feathers from the rest of my flock. It will eat them and so will the other chickens I don't think it's cause of lack of protein they get layer feed and I give them eggs and other treats. I looked for mites I don't see any. It's doesn't seem sick or anything. I threw some stuff down just in case it was cause of boredom that's not it either. I don't know what to do please help!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] It is a bad habit which may be related to boredom. To an on site search on 'Pin Less Peepers'. They are effective at dealing with the problem.
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Feather picking is usually caused by not enough protein, overcrowding stress, or boredom. It can become a life-long habit for some birds.

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