Following on from my bald bums/worming thread I managed to catch and inspect each chicken today and it looks like it is feather pecking.
I've taken some photos that I'll download later but all the feathers that grow up their tails (god, I need to learn chicken anatomy) are clearly tatty through pecking..... They have beak sized chunks missing from the feathers so it has to be that.
What can I do to stop it?
They are free range for most of the day and have a reasonably large run(more than enough space for 8 chooks according to teh Omlet site)
Any ideas very welcome....and apologies again fro yet another thread.
sorry lth, didnt see this till now. uou can get purple spray from scats or whatever, its antiseptic as well as disguises any visible blood... if chickens see any blood they'll keep pecking at it [gross]