We have 31 chickens (mixed flock) and ended up using pinless peepers on them to stop the relentless feather plucking they were doing to each other. The peepers were put on in mid September. One of our Buff Orpingtons managed to rip hers out last night, she seemed fine today until late afternoon, she went into one of the nesting boxes and will not come out. I looked her over and there is no blood, but I can see that she has ripped her nostrils open ( from one nostril to the other). I'm worried about infection. I'm thinking now of taking the peepers off all of my girls so this doesn't happen to any more of them. Does anyone know if there is any risk to her with this injury? It isn't bleeding or seem open or weepy...I'm freaking out though, my girls are more than "just chickens" to me!