Hello all, We are complete novices to this so please excuse our ignorance. I have looked through the archives of posts and I can't find any possible answers. I agreed to let my daughter raise some chicks (with my assistance) and all seemed well until a couple days ago. She found one chick with all of it's tail feathers missing and the area where they were removed quite bloody. We assumed the other chicks were to blame. We immediatly cleaned the affected area, applied Neosporin and isolated the chick. We have kept it isolated and cleaned and applied Neosporin to the area 3 times daily. This morning we found that the chick was in worse condition and observed the chick pulling out its own down in the area adjacent to the tail. It's clear that at least some of this is self-inflicted. Is this common? Any idea of a cause? What should we do? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.