Java Peahen eating everyones feather. What can I do to stop her?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Cathlina, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Cathlina

    Cathlina Out Of The Brooder

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    I am getting really frustrated with her. Last year I got no fertile eggs from her because she imtimated her mate. So I got a new male and she is doing it again. I trimmed her beak but hate to have to do it again. Anyone ever have this kind of problem?

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  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Have you made sure her diet is up to par? She maybe lacking protein or methione. You could add black oil sunflower seeds (with or without the shells-no salt)to her diet and that would help with both.
     
  3. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I 2nd the black oil sunflower seeds

    We had a JG that would walk around and peck a feather from everybody else, not pecking to hurt or anything, just picking a feather so casually.
    I started the sunflower seeds and it stopped shortly after.
     
  4. chrisf

    chrisf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Java Male that plucks and eats all of the chest feathers from my 1/4 java White hen. Since I live in NY, they are in a heated barn all winter and I think that they are bored and dont like the confinement. They share the barn with lots of other types of birds, However, they have their own coop. Poor hen was not looking too good early on but now has started to grow her feathers back in.
     
  5. Cathlina

    Cathlina Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the imput. I am feeding them what I think is a good feed ration but I will get the sunflower seeds ASAP. I feed them a mix of gamecock/gamebird breeder ration, with a touch of clovite. I give them fruits once a week. I free feed them so can I hurt them if I free feed the sunflower seeds?

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