Once again, I turn to the BYC community for much needed help!! My EE hen has a large area surrounding her vent that is bare. Last week she had a broken feather and I stopped the bleeding with cornstarch, got her cleaned up and used Blue Kote. She’s partridge colored and the blue kote did a great camouflage job! But now she has more broken feathers, bleeding...quite the mess. Repeated the clean up, blood stop (I hope!) and blue kote. One of my other chickens (the lowest in the pecking order) has some pulled feathers on her chest but this occurred many weeks ago and the girls are leaving that area alone on her. So...I suspect that I have a “mean girl” in the bunch. I have 9 total. They are not free range but have a large coop and good sized run area. I’m sure they’re bored, but I do my best to give them some entertainment. Admittedly I need to step up my game in this department!!! However, I don’t know if this injury is due to a conflict, boredom etc OR if the hen is doing it to herself!!!! If she was doing it herself, wouldn’t the feathers be pulled cleanly out, as opposed to broken? I’m new at this so any input is helpful. It’s my hope that, if I determine the cause, I have a better chance to prevent repeat incidents!!! For now, her hind end looks like a scary diapering mishap—purple stained and cornstarched If the bleeding is not stopped by their bedtime, I’ll pull the feather out. Or maybe should I wait until tomorrow?! I certainly don’t want her bleeding overnight. Bringing her inside isn’t a great option for me due to other pets in the house. ANY and all help, advice etc is appreciated!! Thank you!!!!