At the beginning of April, we got 26 Ameracuana chicks- 20 pullets and 5 straight run. (We also have 5 Gold Sex Link Pullets.) The chicks are having some issues. We're down to 22 right now- 2 died yesterday. Many of the chicks have no feathers on their backs, or just stubbly feathers. Is this from the males, eh, mounting the females? Or is it agression? A couple of the chicks have wounds on their sides, and two have bloody stumps where their tails ought to be. First of all, what should I do for those chicks? This happened also a few weeks ago- 1 of the chicks (a pullet, I believe) got stuck somewhere and the other ones tore the skin off a patch of her side. All these injuries are similar. (I had that one seperated for about 3 weeks, and she has, thankfully, healed completely.) I don't know what to do. The 5 that are injured are all seperated from the rest, of course. Is there some cream or lotion I should put on the wounds? Is antibiotic ointment all right to use? One of them that died yesterday had her whole left side gone, down to the bone in places. She died late last night. HOW CAN I PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN?! I would really appreciate some help. Also, what can I do to help the feathers on the backs grow back? Not only does it look bad, but it has to be uncomfortable for them. (We have to give away some roosters, and I'm worried no one will take them if they have the unsightly backs. Superficial, yes, but I'm still worried.) And one more thing. How can I tell the roosters from the pullets?