Why do they do this....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Acre of Blessings, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    What would make 2 week pld chicks pluck all the tail feathers out of another one?
     
  2. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Boredom, not enought space, need for more protein are the things I can come up with right now.
     
  3. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    They are about to get more space in a little bit, so maybe this will take care of the issue. Does anyone now how long it will take for the tail feathers to grow back?
     
  4. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    More space will be good, and maybe hang some broccoli or something so they can amuse themselves. Mine love to play vegetable tether ball. I'm assuming they're in a brooder in your house? Not sure how long it takes to grow back feathers that get plucked.
     

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