Okay here we go. My light brahma has been losing feathers on her legs off and on for the last week. I was watching then like a hawk to try to find the culprit but notta. So, I cleaned her legs with warm water and antibacterial soap (which she loved), dried her well and then put triple antibiotic ointment on it. So, we have no infections but today, she has 1 feather left and her legs had been attacked. So, off I run to get a bottle of blu-kote. Theory...clean the leg, put medicine on it and something to keep the red from showing to avoid the picking. I put the blu-kote on her (which by the way I forgot to wear gloves hence I am wearing blu-kote fingers now), she sat out in the living room in the lap of luxury (mine) and dried. So an hour goes by and she has had the princess treatment and I take her back to the brooder. In she goes and instantly all five of the other girls charge her, attack her legs and feet like the blu-kote was not even there! I snatched her up and brought her back to the living room and pondered what to do. Why? Here was the problem as I saw it... Lilly has feathered feet, yes but she is also head honcho in the brooder. Yet when I put her back in the brooder they all attacked. So, I tried to think like a chicken and came up with 2 plans... 1. Sit there and watch at the ready to shoo away anyone trying to pick at her or 2. put blu-kote on everybody The thought...everyone would have blu on the legs and therefore leave everyone else alone. So, I put her back and did constant shooing and the attacks continued. In about 30 minutes of shooing, the pecking became less and it was down to the ocassional peck here and there and everyone seemed to get bored with it. During this, Maggie, the NHR who was once head honcho appeared to have tried to take over number 1 spot again...so we will see how it goes now that Lilly is in there again. If I see any more picking in the morning when I check them for breakfast EVERYONE gets blu-kote on the legs and see if that helps.