I have read just about every "bald butt" thread on here, and cannot find information that I am seeking. I know there are options like bumper bits to stop feather pecking, but my group of 7 have now been in the habit of pecking each others' butts for so long that I feel the best option is to cover their butts to allow re-growth of feathers. I have dealt with what I believe was the initial issue (space in the winter time when they got bored), and we tried all along to use various anti-pecking sprays and topicals. None of it worked, and I believe that some of them now self-mutilate. I have seen where the peepers don't always work, and it seems to me that bumper bits will prevent them from free range eating (which I would think would lead to more boredom and frustration). I read an article in Backyard Poultry that suggested a lot of things, and one very weird thing she did was to cover a group of laying hens' bald butts in duct tape, claiming that it came off naturally during the next molt, and all was well. Somehow duct tape just does not sound like a good idea to me. However, covering their rumps for a time does. Has anyone been able to successfully create some sort of butt cover for their chickens?