Is feather eating ever just a normal part of bonding/grooming among hens? My dominant chook, Leslie, seems to be plucking feathers off another chook's head (there are three chooks in all) The chook who's getting plucked, Roxie, just seems to put up with it. Other times, when Leslie pecks Roxie, it's definitely a 'get out of my way' thing and Roxie sqwarks and gets out of the way. To be fair, Roxie's a Polish with lot's of feathers in her eyes, and seems to have a poor handle on personal space so she's often getting in Leslie's way. so, when Leslie does it, and there's no reaction, does it mean Roxie's ok with it. I've seen it happening while they are dust bathing, so I though it was a communal preening bonding thing (like getting massages and facials together!). Any ideas?