I have a small Buff Orphington, Penny. She is so nice, but she is the runt of our 5 hen backyard flock and she tends to get picked on by the others. The last few days I noticed she has feathers missing on the top of her wings, about the size of a nickel, (right where a shoulderblade would be) and it looks increasingly red and now is looking raw and a little bloody. Tonight, I finally caught the the others picking on her and pecking at the raw area on her wings. Poor little Penny. She has endured so much bullying in her little life. What should I do? Are they attracted to the raw-ness of her wings? I wondered if I should separate her until her feathers heal and she isn't so vulnerable. they don't seem to be picking at her during the day when they are in their yard, but after they went into the coop tonight they were picking on her and she couldn't get away from them. I have to have a light on for them right now for a couple hours, so when they go to the coop in the evening they don't just go to sleep. They are up until the lights shut off at 10:00. (timer) On another note, I had a different hen go broody in July and it lasted about 1 month and a half. Obviously she stayed on the nest nearly around the clock unless I forced her off the nest to eat and drink, and of course she slept on the nest every night. Now that she is done with her broodiness, she still wants to sleep in the nestbox at night. Not that I really mind, but she poops in the nest during the night which makes a nasty place for eggs to be laid the next day. They hay in the nest is always poopy now and I am forever cleaning it out. How do I break her from sleeping in the nestbox? For now I blocked it off with a piece of cardboard which I will have to remove every morning and replace every night. I love the great feedback from this forum. It is nice to have a place to talk about my chickens without people rolling their eyes. No one I know gets it. Thanks in advance.