two black sex-link hens continuously after the other hens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bob the chicken, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Bob the chicken

    Bob the chicken New Egg

    Jul 14, 2009
    The two hens are selectively going after the fine feathers of the other hens and eating them. would this indicate a deficiency in their diet? Or something else. Help if you can

    My name is Bob and I am a chicken
  2. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Sure sounds like it. What do they eat, besides feathers?
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are all your hens the same breed? What is their diet? Sometimes corn makes them hot and they don;t eat as much protein as they require. If you suspect a deficiency, the best bet would be protein especially since some hens are still moulting. Won't hurt, might help. Some hens are bullies, you may have to temporarily separate these ones.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2009

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