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Why ?!?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bhazell123, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. bhazell123

    bhazell123 Songster

    May 24, 2011
    Welsh La
    Ok so I know it's been said somewhere but why do chickens eat feathers ?!?! My silky rooster is eating the ones laying on the ground so I was just wandering why?

  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Some of my hens do the same thing! I have always wondered why.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2011
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Songster

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    If I remember correctly, it may be a protein deficiency. Give them cat food! [​IMG]
  4. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Songster

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    Well, look at the size of their little heads and wonder what the size of their little brains is...

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