My chickens are pulling each other's feathers and eating them. I've read its from a lack of protein. What can I feed them to fix this? My MIL told me I have to cut their beaks to make them stop (did I mention she's wacko?) Yesterday I noticed our roo Mr Deeds doing the ummm...deed. They are only 15 weeks old, is this normal? Does it mean they will start laying soon, or is he just practicing? My MIL said that I would have bloody eggs because he is fertilizing them now. Is this another one of her wacko ideas? Last one...I put nesting boxes in this weekend, but they avoid them like the plague, will they ever sit in them?