I am wondering - is feathers loss due to feather pecking and over breeding has similar affect on egg laying as feather loss during molt? I have isolated the feather pecker chicken 2 weeks ago, as well as the rooster that had bloodied tail due to feather pecking. The isolated chicken have been following other chickens and the roo's butts and was pecking feathers like a maniac. The chickens already had bare backs from overly active rooster before feather pecking started. Now with the rooster and the feather pecking chicken in cages, the egg laying has dropped to 3 a day from 7 chickens (1 from the caged feather pecker and 2 from the remaining 6). Not sure what to do next - it was not that bad even in the middle of the winter. They are Barred Rocks about 11 months old.