I had a hen (EE) that was getting pecked and she was raw--down through the flesh on her back end about a week or so ago. I took out who seemed to be the ringleader (a BR) but the others kept at her then which at that point I guess any of them would've, so I moved her (EE) into a dog kennel to be by herself. She's healing up pretty well but not ready yet to be put back in with the others--I'm afraid with so many feathers missing, they'll just start back over. So, tonight, I went out and two other hens (Australorp and another EE) were getting pecked in identical spots on their backs. They were starting to get red but weren't to the flesh yet and guess who was at them--the BR ringleader. So, I took her out and loaded the injured girls up with a vaseline-like yellow salve. But then the others started after them and pecked off the salve and kept going. I took the 2 girls out and put them in a coop by themselves, but the Australorp escaped and went back to her "friends". I didn't know what to do--the only relief in sight was that it was starting to get dark so they would soon be heading to bed. So, I have to figure something out by morning. I thought I'd get rid of the ringleader BR but now that the others have a taste for it, are they all going to do it--even if I give the injureds a chance to heal up before I put them all back together? And that's the other dilemma--I don't have places to keep 3 separate hens in solitude and I can't even keep those 3 together or they'll eat each other won't they?!