What to do with a Feather Picker?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MissJenny, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's not one thing, it's his brother!!!

    I have an Easter Egger who snatchers feathers, particularly from the back of a cochin and the back of a Brahma. I can get them saddles, but I'd just as soon figure out another way to make her stop.

    They get plenty of protein -- it seems to me she does this just for meanness or sport.


    Whatd'ya think?
    Jenny
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2010
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put the offender in chicken jail (I have a 4'x4' dog kennel) for a week or two. Hopefully when you put the brat back with the flock s(he) will be knocked down a few pegs in the pecking order and won't be such a bully.
     
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