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- Fuzzy Dinosaur Stage
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- Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:13 pm
- Location: 6090 10 Sideroad, Cookstown, Ontario L0L 1L0
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Feather picking can also be a social thing. Like Brian said, though, it's worthwhile to give them other diversions. It may minimize the amount of time they spend contemplating each other's chests/necks/tails ...
RIP Scooby, AKA Awesome Dog. Too well loved to ever be forgotten. "Some time in June", 2005 - January 24, 2017.
- Stringy Old Chicken
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- Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:31 pm
- Location: Frankville, Ontario
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My hens like a clean-shaven fellow...if I put a bearded breed of rooster in a hen pen, when they're roosting, the hens will pluck every tiny 'beard' feather from his throat, and sometimes his muffs as well. And the weird thing is, is he will stand there with his neck stretched up as if he's enjoying it.
I think wimmin of every species just like pickin at men. Its what they do.
Farrier1987. South of Chatham on Lake Erie. Chickens, goats, horse, garden, dog, cat. Worked all over the world. Know a little bit about a lot of things. No incubator, broody hens.
- Ontario Chick
- Poultry Guru
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- Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:12 am
- Location: Carp - West Ottawa
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Had a flock of lovely friendly Wyandotte hens try to deconstruct a rose comb of the newlywed (spell check contribution, but I guess it works?) Rooster, and he barely moved, really, some males will do anything for a bit of female attention.
Keeper of Blue & Columbian Wyandottes, Blue Ameraucanas
Its the equivalent of waxing a hairy backed man lol.
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