I would really appreciate your input. I have a theory that chickens with feather pecking issues are those raised in confinement and not those raised with free ranging. My hypothesis is that feather pecking or pulling is seen in those raised in a enclosed environment. When they do have plenty of space per chicken, they are still close all day. And when they are scattered and very busy foraging all day, they do not have opportunity, boredom or desire to peck/pull each others feathers. Question: 1 - If you have confined chickens - not overcrowded, have you evidence of feather pulling? 2- If you have a flock that ranges during the day, do you see evidence of feather pulling? I don't think anyone has looked at this question with this comparison, hope the responses prove my theory.