I'm new to this group as well as owning chickens! I have 6 lady hens. 1 is a Golden Laced Polish - who i'm not sure is sick? a little slow? or what....
They are still young (bought on Easter- and already had many adult feathers at that time- maybe they were 6 weeks then?)
I have them in an expend temporarily and in the garage at night because our coop is not quite done yet (ugh). Last night I noticed blood on Tina and examined her butt. It was all bloody and her thick course tail feathers were half missing and some were broken off (where a 1 inch piece was still left). This morning she was all dried up, no more bleeding. She has always separated herself from the others- she's a bit of a loner. I don't have any roosters. I thought maybe she was sick... but when I put her in the group this morning a couple went RIGHT for her but/tail area to peck. I was told about the blue spray but I don't know if that will help since they also pecked at the top (base) of her tail. I separated her all day today (in garage) and just tried again to see if it was one hen pecking- but it was 2 or 3!! I read it's not good to separate her but separate the peckers..... (but my hands are tied b/c I don't have an extra Pen right now..) I wasn't sure if she was sick? Help! what should I do??