I have a hen that keeps pecking herself to the point of bleeding.
Story: Yesterday morning I checked on the girls first thing, and noticed some feathers missing and a small open wound on the wing of one of them. I had to go to work, so I filled a treat ball they have, and gave them some scraps, hoping they'd leave her alone. On my lunch break, I went to the local feed store and got some suet feeders and Blue-Kote. I went home and cleaned her woulds (the other side was picked open now) and sprayed her down with the Blue-Kote. When I came home after work it looked like they had left her alone and it wasn't any worse. Checked her again this morning and her beak was purple! It wasn't the other hens picking her, she was picking herself! I keep applying the Blue-Kote (I have purple hands to prove it!) and added another suet feeder with peanuts for protein. I don't see any fresh blood, but it could just be dyed blue, but it doesn't look like she is missing anymore feathers. I'm just not sure how to keep her from pecking herself! Any help is appreciated!!!