One of my EE hens, Violet, lost a bunch of her neck feathers right under her chin a while ago. I thought it was from when we had fenced them in when we were building a garden bed and she was sticking her head through and wearing them off. Last night, though, I saw our other EE, Mimi, picking feathers off of her neck. Violet just stood there as if Mimi was grooming her! She just picked off a bunch of feathers. Poor Violet has a big bald spot under her chin and I'm not sure what to do about this. I'm assuming since I saw this behavior that this is why Violet has no feathers there and why they aren't growing back. Is this normal? Mimi is one of the 'top chickens' in the flock and Violet is in the middle but at the bottom of that particular group (we have 3 different groups of hens going on). It didn't seem to be hurting her and she just stood there while Mimi did it but it was really strange. I guess if it is normal, I'll just ignore it - the area isn't infected or really raw - just looks kind of bad.