My chicks are 7 weeks old. One of my red stars has developed a nasty habit of plucking feathers from her flock mates, and she eats them too. She runs from one to another just pulling out their feathers and raising all sorts of chaos. I read that it can be a protein issue and that BOSS and some scrambled eggs might help. I'm certainly willing to try - if I can't make it stop I'll have to get rid of her, she's just not very nice at all. I question it as a protein issue only because she is the ONLY one who seems to be doing this, but, again, I'm willing to give it a shot. At 7 weeks are they ready for something like that? If not, at about what age might they be able to handle them? TIA, Debbi ETA: I could have sworn they were 7 weeks but I checked the calendar and they are only 6!! Time goes faster that what I expect, not the other way around!