Husband and I bought some chickens last weekend. 4 in total, 3 Rhode Island Reds and 1 Silky. All are around 8 months old and have lived together since birth. We noticed today that one of the Rhode Island Reds was picking at the neck at another Rhode Island Red. The result was a very raw neck on the hen that was getting pecked. This is the first incident in the week that we have had them. They eat egg layer crumbles (organic feed is on order) and have access to fresh water. Also we have been feeding them veggie scraps and seeds from squash. Here is a pic of the hen, . Is this a skin condition, cannibalism, or what? We are very worried and novices in regards to chickens. We put some topical colloidal silver on the wound. Should we separate this hen from the one that we saw pecking at her? HELP!!!