I now have come to the conclusion that it was lack of protein. I bought some manna pro Poultry Conditioner which is 22% protein & gave them fish, venision,& chicken. Thats what they have been eating along with veggies, some Boss, alittle yogurt & cottage cheese. Not all at once but spread out for the past week. The pecking has seemed to stop & their vent areas that were pecked to no end seems to be healing. I did remove the cockeral who started all this feather pecking. My question is when should I re-introduce him to the pullets. He has been in jail for almost a week. He's in the new coop which is around the corner from where the girls are. I haven't let them free range because I'm not sure what would happen if the girls walked by the coop he's in.