Worried about chick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pamduff, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. pamduff

    pamduff Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 10 chicks about 5 weeks old and all of a sudden one of them is going around pulling out the feathers of the others and eating them....what should I do...is this normal...I can tell it hurts the others and why would she be eating feathers?
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:It could be that she needs extra protein. They should be eating at least 18% starter/grower feed only. If it's not a feed issue, consider pinless peepers for her.
     
  3. pamduff

    pamduff Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for responding...sorry for not getting back sooner. They are getting 18% starter...she is the only one pulling feathers but any of them will eat them if they get them from the puller... She was ok yesterday evening when I put them all back into the brooder but just started up again so I have separated her for a while...not sure what to do...but thank you for your input...
     

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