I have two Ameraucanas in my flock. They're a little smaller than my RIR, BRs and Black Austraulorps, but all are same age and grew up together. I returned to find one of the Ameraucanas pecked in the back, near the tail, to the point where she has an open wound. I seperated her and am treating the wound with antibiotic. She laid an egg yesterday, so I belive that's a good sign. I noticed the other getting pecked and a bald spot forming in the same place on her back. Also, I noticed she had burrowed down in the sand and was just laying there. I treated her with Pick-No-More, which is designed to make bloody/bald spots purple and apparently has a medicinal smell that the other chickens dislike (I've heard othe people use Vick's, Mentholatum, and pine tar). Is it typical victim behavior to burrow into the ground and lay there? Do products like Pick-No-More and Vick's really work? What's your experience? Will the other hens ever stop picking on the Ameraucanas? I don't like this new dissension in my flock. They are six months old and get lots of protein, by the way.