Help my hens are plucking each other's feathers!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Teamsmitty, May 22, 2016.

  1. Teamsmitty

    Teamsmitty Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone have any suggestions we have 9 hens and all but 2 have bare spots from being plucked from each other. We have tried adding the chicken swing and also the block treat in case it is caused by boredom. Not sure what to do:confused:
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes they feather pick because they are lacking protein. Give them a high protein treat like mealworms or some meat scraps. How many chickens do you have and how large is the coop and run?
     
  3. Teamsmitty

    Teamsmitty Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you will try the meal worms!!!! We have 9 hens and are coop is 6ft by. 6 ft with a 6ft by 14 ft run:D
     
  4. CochinLover16

    CochinLover16 New Egg

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    Mine do it every year but it passes evantually in all my hens. I've never had a serious problem with it.
     

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