So i've been reading on cannibalism and i'm pretty sure thats the problem in my coop right now.*** My broody is sitting on eggs that will hatch in 3 days. Simce Cannibalism is the problem will the other chickens eat the chicks? Or peck them to death??? HELP!!! *** I know Casnnibalism is the problem because the head rooster (Silver Gray Dorking) Alvin has had his feathers pecked out of him to the point where he is blood around the base of his tail feathers. He has literally 1 and 1/2 tails feather(s) left. they are torturing the poor guy. I plan on slapping some blue kote on there later tonight but i've also noticed it in a few of my other hens, but not this severe.