Help peeking hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by woods-n-water, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. woods-n-water

    woods-n-water New Egg

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    I have a hen that is peeking the feathers out of the other chickens in the pen. How can i stop this. I took my rooster out of another pen and put him in with a couple of other hens, and over night this one hen has pulled all the feathers out of the back of his neck. can this be stopped ??????
     
  2. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    It can be because they are bored or need more protein. That is what I have read here.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I bought a flock block from TSC and the birds love pecking at that.
     
  4. MommaOrp

    MommaOrp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it maybe some dietary deficiency, protein most probably, try giving her some protein rich foods to give her the boost she needs [​IMG]
     
  5. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    I read "peeking" hen and I thought you had a window peeper. I have one of those. Likes to stand on a cinder block and peep through the window. Naughty girl.[​IMG]
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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