WHAT'S UP WITH THIS CHICKEN PICKIN'?
Our chickens are almost 3 months old. We have 8 that we just recently moved from a large bin in the corner of the garage into a roomy, comfortable coop. After moving them we noticed that several of them have bald, irritated areas on their backs where they have been pecked. At that time, we saw them being pecked by other chickens. So, we moved two of the ones who were affected the worst to another large bin. Now the two that have been isolated look even worse. We think they are pecking themselves! The bald areas are bigger and there are other bad spots than just their backs. It looks very sore and we are concerned. Maybe they are pecking at each other, but we have stood and watched them for considerable blocks of time and we don't see that. We only see them pecking at themselves.
We sprayed the featherless sore spots with bluekote because we read that could help them heal and also act as a deterrent to pecking (or being pecked)
Five of the chickens are Reds, the other three are black and grey. It's the black and grey ones that seem to be getting pecked (or are pecking themselves, we don't know for sure). What do you suggest we do?