roosters eating feathers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Alphagamchick, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Alphagamchick

    Alphagamchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When my roos pick on the hens and pull their feathers out, they eat the feathers. What is that all about? Our coop is full of feathers. I never remember our roosters eating hen's feathers when I had chckens as a kid.
     
  2. mommahento5

    mommahento5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Generally eatting feathers means that they aren't getting enough protein. What are you feeding them?
     
  3. Alphagamchick

    Alphagamchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few of them are just nearing the 20 week mark so I still had them on chick grower . In anticipation of the hens starting to lay, I picked up some laying mash today. Should I supplement with something?
     

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