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Roo problem?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 7L Farm, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why is the roo plucking the hens feathers at the vent & then feeding them back. They have plenty to eat & I feed them better than myself. Yes , they eat alot of protein & I haven't seen any mites .
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Strange behavior I wish I knew the answer.
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Me too. I'm gonna keep an eye on this behavior because it doesn't seem right. May be someone has the answer. I guess if it gets out of hand I'll move the roo to his own coop. Glad I'm just about finished with coop # 2.He will be lonely because he is the only Roo.
     
  4. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Find yourself a pet store that has an avian section. There is an anti peck spray that tastes like bitter apples. Spray the hens fluff around their vents with it a couple times a week for a couple weeks. Anytime you get a feather picking problem as you describe, that stuff will work. Small bottle, about 4 ounces. My bottle has lasted for years. Good luck.........Pop
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey, thanks I'll give it a whirl. Hope, I can find this spray. Crazy chickens .
     

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