Well, it finally happened. The usually FAIRLY well behaved Romping Sasha got dear Lucy Redbreast, and got her bad. Harried her like mad and left feathers all over the place. Not one bite mark - she's well trained in that regard, I guess, but that's hardly any consolation at the moment. Lucy, an EE of surpassing beauty, is bare,bare, bare on her back and it's below freezing out. Her wings, rump and neck are fine. Just put her in a dog crate with towels and cooked egg and water, and draped the whole thing to darken it. Poor bird! She is totally in shock and bleeding a bit from the comb where I think she hurt herself trying to get back in the coop before I found her. I plan to hit the comb with some blu-kote, but the bare area is so large, I wonder if pine tar or something would be wiser. I've always sworn by blu-kote, and I have some right here, but never had any area this large to treat, and it looks really raw from feather-pulling. My youngest is already knitting a square of wool that we can cover her with, with some elastic underneath, for when shes well enough to go back out. Looking for ideas on treating the large bare area, first of all against infection, and then against pecking by others when reintroduced, and to maximize healing and eventual regrowth. Ideas? Thank you.