Tail Feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RileyCalanchini, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. RileyCalanchini

    RileyCalanchini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've noticed that most of my chickens don't have any tail feathers. I know that they are picking them off each other, I just don't know why. Can anybody help? How can I stop them from doing it???
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Chickens don't usually eat tail feathers. Are they molting? The best way to stop feather pecking is to provide your birds with lots of protein and to provide them with lots of space.
     
  3. RileyCalanchini

    RileyCalanchini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! They're not molting and they have plenty of room. I'm going to start feeding them meal worms to increase the protein in their diet. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Great idea!
     

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