I have a flock of 23, all of which are 22 weeks old. In the past they have had a problem with aggressive pecking. The problem was pretty simple to correct. I started giving them a higher protein feed, Purina Flock Raiser 20% (Tractor Supply in my area has started carrying at mt request) and black oil sunflower seeds. They go crazy for the seeds... it's like chicken crack! The problem stopped and new feathers are coming in quite nicely! Yesterday I noticed blood dripping from the wing-tip of one of my Polish girls. I caught her and me and hubby examined her. The blood is coming from a group of feathers under her wing. They are all clumped together, stuck as if glued or something, some are broken off but the source of the bleeding is not the skin beneath. It's actually the feathers. I will post pics later when he gets home to help. He says there is something green (I couldn't look. I'm terribly squeemish so I just held her.) and it looks infected. It definately smells infected! She is behaving normally... eating, drinking, pooing. Poo looks normal. The other chickens are not pecking her. She is losing quite a bit of blood tho which appears to be coming out of the quills. We need to clean out the infected area but I am afraid to cut the feathers/quills for risk of worsening the bleeding. What do I do? How do I stop the bleeding? Should I start her on antibiotics or treat locally? Last nite we cleaned with peroxide and applied a wound dressing. I could not find Blu Kote today but not sure that would stop the bleeding. She is isolated with the low girl in the pecking order to keep her company. Perhaps a chance to maybe catch low girl up. Please advise.