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

    May 11, 2009
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    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?
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2010
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    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.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2010

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