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Feather pecking

Does anyone know how to stop birds picking out each other's feathers?

Fintan96
Friday, June 9th, 2017

http://articles.extension.org/pages/66088/feather-pecking-an...

Flock Master
Friday, June 9th, 2017

Good info there. Fintan aswell as making sure there no overcrowding and they are getting enough protein try a few distractions.
Hang a couple of heads cabbage in their pen,give them something they can use as a dustbath,a tyre filled with sand or dry dusty clay under cover,let them freerange as much as possible or failing that cut up some dandelions and young dock leafs for them regularly,all can help sort the problem.
Overcrowding and boredom i,ve found are the main causes.

nama-man
Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Thanks for the help guys! Much appreciated.

Fintan96
Saturday, June 10th, 2017


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