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My chickens find CATPOOP and FEATHERS delicious?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ArtCaptain, Jan 23, 2016.

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  1. ArtCaptain

    ArtCaptain Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two 5 month old Naked Necks/Turkens who like to eat catpoop and feathers. [​IMG]Does anyone know how to stop this behavior??
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sounds like they are looking for more protein in their diet, what are you currently feeding them, I would recommend a good quality grower with at least 18% protein.
     
  3. ArtCaptain

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    I'm just feeding them scratch feed. Do you know any other types of feed that have more protein?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Scratch is too low in protein, it's used mainly to give chickens something to scratch and peck around at, more for mental stimulation. I would recommend you find a premade feed, either an all flock or a non medicated grower, your chickens are craving a better diet, cat poop has a lot of protein in it and feathers too. If you are not careful they will begin to peck each other for blood, and that doesn't usually end well.
     
  5. ArtCaptain

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    This is good to know. Thanks![​IMG]
     

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