View Full Version : My Chickens are eating their feathers!?!?

12-03-2011, 09:43 PM

My names Mary and our family has recently gotten 4 Rhode Island Reds, a great addition to the family I must say! Well, the last few days I have seen more than 1 of them eat the feathers that have fallen off of them or one of the other chickens! Has ANYONE seen this behavior before? I found it very odd They are only a few months old and have not started laying yet. I have tried finding some info online but found nothing about chickens eating their feathers. It would be great to hear from someone who has atleast seen this behavior before Thanks Everyone!