Hello all. I have been dealing with an issue with one of hens for quite sometime and I am just out of ideas of what to do or what should be done. I have a small flock of 4: 2 red sexlinks, 1 EE/silkie cross, and 1 b&w crested polish - all hens. The issue is with the Polish. I now know that many other breeds of chickens tend to 'beat up' on the Polish - they don't seem to understand the concept of the feathered heads and tend to pluck them bald. I have read through many websites, articles, spoke to people, etc - Nothing is working! My others hens plucked my Polish COMPLETELY bald, every once of head feathers are gone! Now, they aren't aggressive towards her by any means; all my girls get a long extremely well. They don't chase her, they don't drill her in the head, they see those white feather and they just rip them out - once they're gone, they stop; nothing else... Everyone jokes with me saying that Sophie is "pulling a Britney Spears." I tried everything: I cut her feathers around her eyes and gave her head an overall trim, I looked for that 'No Peck' lotion/spray and none of the local farm stores seem to carry it. I heard Vaseline and skin balm would work as an alternative and have been putting that on her everyday - the downside of that is it's gunky and melts into her other feathers, plus she starts trying to scratch it off, and ends up really digging into herself. I only have one coop with an attached run - they have ample space, food, water, (even heat and electricity!), etc. When the weather is nice I even let them out to free range in my yard. Like I said they all get along great, it's just the others really hate those white feathers (even when they are cut short). They rip out everything from the top of her head, but once the feathers are gone, they don't peck any further - they don't jab into her scalp or anything, so she's never injured by them... (she only scrapes herself when he's itching the Vaseline off; which I tend to, and clean up). I'm really sorry, I don't intend to sound naive, I just have no other idea what else to do. I never owned an "ornamental" breed before and really love my Polish hen - she's gorgeous, well.... at least she was.... but can Polish hens successfully live with other chickens or is this something I'm going to have to keep dealing with? At this point I can't even enjoy what a beautiful and unique looking bird I have, she just looks like a black "regular" hen at this point; I would have been better off with a Star, lol. I mean, is this something I can eventually break them of and get them to allow her beautiful crest to grow back in or do I need to look at the possibility of re-homing her? Any suggestions and tips would be very much appreciated. Thank you so much in advance.