She keeps pulling tail feathers ???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Farmlife4me, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Farmlife4me

    Farmlife4me Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a buff silkie hen that keeps plucking the tail feathers out of my other roosters and the feathers around the hens bottoms ? She has nearly plucked every one off my Buff Japanese roosters tail feathers ( he only has 3 longs one left ) Can anybody tell why or what I should do ? Thank you [​IMG]
     
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  2. Daisygirl

    Daisygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a bizzare one. Isolate her! If it was up to me, I'd get rid of her and replace her. If you have an emotional attachment to her, turn her into a house chicken...
     
  3. lngrid

    lngrid Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've heard people here suggest increasing the protein in the pecking hen's diet. They've mentioned scrambled egg, cooked meat scraps, things like that. Sometimes chickens like that are craving protein, they say. But someone who knows more than me should say so here. I'm just repeating what heard to help me learn it better. I'm a newbie. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Farmlife4me

    Farmlife4me Out Of The Brooder

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    THANKS YA'LL ! i don't have any attachment to her( my girls do [​IMG] ) but i will up her protein . [​IMG] what does the adding yogurt do ? i have heard of that also
     
  5. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She maybe lacking protein,that's why she's plucking all the others feathers. She's just trying to get what she needs. Will
     

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