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vice busters


Feather pecking is usually caused by either a management problem or a mineral deficiency – or both, but once the habit is formed it is difficult to break. That’s why we developed our Scarper range of vice busting products especially for this common problem. Read on for further information and a few other suggestions that can help.


Stop feeding scraps or left-over food. First and foremost, it is illegal! Under DEFRA rules, unless it is a Vegan household you can’t feed left over vegetable waste that has been in your kitchen. Furthermore, hens will happily fill up on scraps at the expense of a balanced diet.


Never feed pellets – always meal (mash). Hens can eat pellets very quickly and when they are full, become bored and look round for something else to do – feather pecking seems a handy option! Meal takes them much longer to eat so they have less time for vices – this is probably the single most important change your customers can make.


Provide both soluble and insoluble grit.


The soluble grit is used for mineral supply, important for producing egg shells and strong bone development, and the insoluble grit is a ‘grinding aid’ in the crop to help with digestion of food.


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Suspend a Nutri-Peck block in the run or poultry house. This provides added interest, occupation, distraction and has nutritional value as well – usually a very successful measure.


Apply Scarper! This powerful vice-buster acts as a deterrent to feather pecking. We now supply both the regular, foul smelling (but highly effective!) Scarper and Scarper Clear - a brand new clear, odourless version.


Visit the dedicated Scarper website for more information.


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