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I have a hen pulling feathers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RNT chickens, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. RNT chickens

    RNT chickens In the Brooder

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    I have a barred rock hen that keeps pulling feathers out my other hens and eats them.
    why has she started doing this?
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It can be dietary (low protein), but generally it is a result of boredom that escalates into a bad habit. It frequently starts this time of year when weather constraints require the flock to be penned up in the coop.
     

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