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one in my flock is getting pecked and has blood and no tail feathers

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Hello, 

 

we are new to chickens. i built a 4x8 coop and made a 10x10  run for the chickens.  I bought 6  one year old  " dorking" hens from a  local organic farmer.  Right from the start i noticed one of the hens had less tail feathers. the birds look healthy from what i can see and a couple of neighbours said the same thing.  I was watching the hens today and noticed two chickens pecking the tail feather to the point it is red and a little bloody. even the hurt hen was pecking her tail. I Took the hen away from the rest of the flock and  put her in a large dog crate i have with straw and food and water.  I don;t  know what else to  do now? how long do i keep her away form the rest of the flock ? anything i  should do for her? 

 

 

 

on another not they have been in there coop for  about a week and a half. i get 1 egg a day sometimes two. just wondering if that is normal? i figured they need a week or two to get used to the new home. 

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Do you have blue kote?
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