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Just put on a pinless peeper on my Silkie hen & I have concerns!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JLS, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    I put on a pinless peeper on my Silkie hen this afternoon because she is a feather plucker/eater. This is my last hope. I love her dearly so I dont want to get rid of her but I dont want bare-bottomed chickens either.

    I noticed that the peeper fills her nostrils. The "skin" on the top of the nostril was pushed in when the peeper was installed. Is that normal? Also she is opening her mouth frequently simular to yawning. Is this normal? She doesn't appear to be in pain. She never sqwacked, she is eating and drinking. Please let me know if you have experience with this device

    Thank you!
     

  2. sben451

    sben451 Songster

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    I used pinless peepers on several EE roos a couple of years ago. They were pulling feathers. I did not notice what you described. I don't know if the fact that Silkies are smaller the LF birds might have something to do with the behavior that you noticed. My EE roos quit pulling feathers and in a few weeks the peepers fell off and were no longer needed. [​IMG]
     

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