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pulling feathers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by broken bridge farms, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. broken bridge farms

    broken bridge farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Jan 6, 2011
    why is my hens pulling each other tail feathers out
     
  2. myloveforchickens

    myloveforchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Either their bored or not getting enough protein. And also, a pecking order involves pulling feathers. Are they eating the pulled feathers? If so, then they aren't getting enough protein in their diet. Hope this helps................. [​IMG]
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    What are you feeding them?
     
  4. broken bridge farms

    broken bridge farms Out Of The Brooder

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    there eating laying mash mix with laying pellets i have a 5 gallon feeder and if i fill it 21 birds will empty it in a day so i fill it half way and i have a small 10 to 15 bird feeder i fill at the other end of the run so there not fighting over it the waterer is a 5 gal auto water and that is in tn a croner by it self there housing is a 4x8 coop i was put them all in at night but now its warmer i let them stay out if they want
     

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