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My hens have started picking on each other. Fairly bad... Some have a lot of their neck feathers pulled. Others the back of their neck. They are free ranged from sun up till sundown, but still peck while free ranged. Any suggestions?
 

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You didn't mention the age of your chickens OR whether you have any Roosters.
It could be that they are merely establishing a "pecking-order".
OR...you might have too many Roosters.
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Mealworms, scrambled or hard boiled eggs, cheese, plain non-fat yogurt, even a handful of dry cat food tossed to them every couple of days.
 

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Any kind I cat food! Works like a charm:) are they pullin out the tail feathers too?
Yes, any brand of cat food, but not too much and not too often. It's said to be hard on the kidneys if feed too much.
I had trouble with my youngest flock just not filling out the way I thought they should be, so I hunted around and found a higher protein layer feed - it's 20% instead of the 16% I normally buy. Made a huge difference.
Once bugs become more plentiful around here later in the summer I'll switch back to the 16%.
 
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