feather picking

noun

: a common vice of young chickens and turkeys involving pecking at or pulling the developing feathers of other members of the flock, a practice that is related to and may lead to cannibalism

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“Feather picking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/feather%20picking. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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