How to Stop Chickens From Pecking Each Other’s Feathers Out … and Other Chicken Behavior Problems

Preventing Behavioral Problems such as Aggressive Chickens and Feather Pecking

How to Stop Chickens From Pecking Each Other’s Feathers Out … and Other Chicken Behavior Problems
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 7 minutes Chickens in the wild have complex interactions with their surroundings and each other, leading to an active and varied experience of the world. Through domestication, they have adapted really well to human-made environments. However, some artificial systems test their ability to cope, and this can result in behavior problems. Aggression and feather pecking can become serious issues affecting health as well as welfare. We need to know how to stop chickens from pecking each other’s feathers out, how to avoid bullying, and how to make sure that all chickens can access what they need. Most issues occur where there are high stocking densities and little opportunity to express natural chicken behavior. So, comfortable, interesting surroundings that provide for chickens’ behavioral needs are key. Moreover, we need to watch out for any behavior problems developing and take action as soon as possible to prevent

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