I have a 6 month old Buff Crested Polish pullet who unfortunately had a bunch of feathers pulled from her crest. Most of the feathers were removed completely leaving just the open follicle. A few follicles have broken but not bleeding shafts left, ranging from 1/2" to about 1" long. I have cleaned the area and sprayed it with Blu-Kote. I am wondering if I should pull the broken shafts or leave them. I am not sure if they are blood feathers or more mature - and now that I've sprayed her with Blu-Kote, I probably can't tell (a stupid, first-timer maneuver I shant repeat).
Additionally, she is one of two Buff Polish Cresteds in a mixed flock (3 Australorps, 2 Welsummers and 2 Buff Polish Crested). The other Polish is not being picked on, nor are any of the other birds in the flock. I do not know who the aggressor is. Should I remove the injured bird until she is healed or can I attempt to leave her in?
I do have a photo of the injury, but unfortunately, I am a new member and the system isn't allowing me to post an image.
Thank you all,