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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pineknot, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. pineknot

    pineknot In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] I went outside today and one of my hens ate a feather! why would she do this? They have food and water .
     

  2. Nic&Chickies

    Nic&Chickies Songster

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    (I'm no chicken shrink, but...) Maybe she was curious? I think mine have done the same, once or twice.I saw no ill effects.
     
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  4. spiritdance

    spiritdance Songster

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    Quote:x2
     

  5. user104534

    user104534 In the Brooder

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    I saw mine doing this and starting giving them scrambled eggs and more meat scraps(just a few times a week), and they have since stopped. I'm thinking about gathering the feathers they shed and making pillows....has anybody tried this?
     
  6. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Songster

    Mar 18, 2011
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    Quote:thats a good idea.. wonder how you would wash and prepare them? what a great winter project..

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