I confirmed yesterday what I hope wasn't true. My Black Australorp has been plucking cushion feathers from one of the Barred Rocks. The BR first went bald about a month and a half ago. She grew a full set of feathers back and now they're all gone again. I actually heard and witnessed the plucking. I suspect, because we've had a long winter and the girls have spent lots of time in their run, the BA is getting bored. So, I did some research and two ideas came up. Pinless peepers and forage cakes (flock blocks). Has anyone used either one of these methods to cure plucking and keeping bored chickens busy? I will say that next weekend, the girls will be moved to a larger coop (24 sq ft) and run (120 sq ft). Their current set up is a 16sq ft coop and a 40 sq ft run for three birds. I've never seen any squabbles between them so I'm kind of at a loss as to why after two and a half months of being together, this is happening. Any insight or advice would be wonderful! Thank you.