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Strange and frustrating behavior

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SheeReno, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. SheeReno

    SheeReno Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Well, our 4 11.5 week old Silkies stil scream bloody murder anytime they see us...rabble rabble rabble

    Anyway, there's a new behavior happening. All of our chickens(the 4 rascals included) are in a porch that is enclosed by mesh. It seems that they have been eating more and more of the mesh, we are worried they are trying to escape/eating stuff that's bad for them. Any thoughts on why they are doing thios or what we can do to curb it?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I'd say you need to feed them more and keep them away from the mesh.
  3. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    East Tennessee
    What kind of 'mesh'? I use steel galvanized 2x4 welded wire set in cement, and with a 24" tall course of chicken wire all around at ground level. I would freak if mine were eating any of my 'mesh'.
  4. SheeReno

    SheeReno Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm not quite sure what kind of mesh, they defenitely have plenty of food all day every day. It's not very large, in fact we've found some pieces (large squares) on the floor so they're not eating as much as we thought at first, it's still very strange. In a couple weeks they'll be living in a different area so it'll be ok then for sure.

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