So, for the how many-ith time..... I've fallen victim to cannibalism/picking. Due to the horrible, muddy, rainy conditions, they were bored and picked tail feathers, flesh from the tail heads. The birds have been given a flock-block for entertainment. The baby coop is horribly small.... and that has alot to do with it. How long do you guys think I should keep them in? I've got blue kote on it, but they still peck at it every now and then. Avery, the Orloff, has NO tailfeathers left. Meka, the dorking, has tailfeathers left but the area is VERY tender. I also plan to integrate them with other hens - there are 9 hens, and 7 others their age.... they will be allowed to freerange every day. They have freeranges together, several times, with little to no confrontations. Do you guys have any suggestions for things to make their butts very distasteful for other chooks?