Why is Celia pulling out her own tail feathers?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenteri, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. chickenteri

    chickenteri In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2014
    columbus nebraska
    My Celia is a Silver Spangled Hamburg, a little flighty, a little crazy. lol. She has 6 sisters all different breeds and everyone gets along. The problem is she will not let her tail feathers grow out she pulls them out as soon as they start poking through the sheath. The other girls are not pulling them out, their diet is fine - high quality feed, fresh veg, worms, rice oatmeal and seeds for treats, access to yard for scratching and hunting. Her and her sisters all lay an egg almost every day. They are fat, happy, spoiled chickens! So any idea why she hates her tail feathers?

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