So my assorted order from McMurray is 5 weeks now. It included two turkens. Last Friday I moved them outside to their welded wire chicken yard. Using an igloo dog house with the red light in it for a temporary coop. Although they were a bit shocked at first (it is cool here now), they seemed to adjust well. However, after having no problem at all with pecking I found my turkens today being pecked mostly at the top of their shoulders where the feather line starts. The two that I think are white leghorns were the ones I I saw pecking. So I brought the two back inside to my brooder that I haven't taken down. They do not seem to be pecking each other. I think they are either a hen and a roo or two roos (mostly due to rooster posturing). I will keep them separated until healed up though I am now concerned how they will do when put back. Anyone with mixed flocks have opinions? Giving them some boiled egg for extra protein, anything else to do for the wounds? They are not actively bleeding, look more like bruising plus missing feathers.
Since the voices of experience here have covered the feather picking issue very well, I'll only add that using Desitin...yes, the diaper ointment....not only facilitates faster healing, but in my experience other chickens don't like the taste and tend not to peck that area. I've had to use it a few times on my frizzles as several of my other birds seem determined to peck those frizzled feathers out. Just don't rub it in all the way. The white ointment appearance seems to be part of the deterrent as well.