I had 3 chickens, one ea, White roc, Buff Orphington, and RI Red. The Buff was got by a hawk. It's too cold here in winter for just the two, so I got 4 more from a friend, one RI Red, two some kind of Rocs, and a "we don't know". Well, one of the new Rocs had a bald spot at the back. My friend has 3 roosters so we figured it was from that or some pecking because of being kept inside with all the snow we've been having. I put them in with mine and all seemed fine for a 3 days. Then we had another blizzard and I know that stresses them, so I did cover a good sized area outside of the coop for them to be able to get out. (coop is 5'x5' and cleared area is about 5'x6') They do have heated water, chicken mash hung up inside, get supplemental scraps, cracked corn and sunflower and some other seeds I'd grown during the summer for variety. Anyway, it seems the White Roc (probably top hen) has started pecking on the new one with the bald spot. I"ve ordered those blinders and they should be here in a day or so, but when I got back today adn checked, it seems the poor thing is being plucked clean!! Her back, almost up to her neck is almost featherless, and now it is spreading down back under her wings. No bleeding or scabs, no signs of bugs, but it seems the feathers are either being pulled out or falling out. I do know when I got her, she had a little limp and now I wonder if she's being picked on for being lame? Either way, I have no where to keep her aside, can't bring her in the house because my mom has problems breathing. I do have a rabbit cage I can put her in and let her stay in the coop alone, but without being able to cozy up together, I'm afraid she will freeze. Plus, the wires are far enough apart that I'm sure she could be a sitting duck for getting pecked at. It's near 0 at night and not getting any warmer until next week. The coop is not heated but well insulated so I'm I'm not sure if it would be warm enough. I even thought to cage up the white rock until I can get the blinders for her. She's usually a really good bird, kind of bossy but never been mean like this. I know the 'new' thing and introducing them, but with all this snow, I cna't even let them out to run off some of their frustrations. Thanks so much for ANY suggestions!!