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Chicken pulling feathers

One of my hens has started pulling her feathers out. Most of her tail feathers are gone. I thought it might be moulting but my other two hens are not doing this behaviour. Any suggestions as to why she might be doing this ? She seems to be eating and drinking normally.

Marty
Monday, May 28th, 2018

I find that when they do things like this itís ususlly because they are a bit stressed for some reason. Try hanging a small netted bag of bird seed in the run to give her something to peck at for a few days and she might stop that other behaviour. I had hens doing something similar before and thatís how I stopped them

Fintan96
Monday, May 28th, 2018

are u sure its her doing it?

pearl
Monday, May 28th, 2018

Yeah it could be other hens picking at her

Fintan96
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018


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