I have a young Polish rooster that had his crest feathers plucked out by the flock. I tried everything to discourage the pullets from picking at his new feathers (blue coat, pine tar, no pick lotion, higher protein feed). Nothing worked. They love the blood in the new feathers. I separated him from the ladies on August 13th. Due to his coloration (black polish with white crest) the new feathers are very obvious. As you can see from the photo, the feathers are still encapsulated. He doesn't preen himself. I try to help him but he doesn't like to hold still for any length of time. Does anyone have any advice about this situation? Is there anything that can be done to expedite this process? The pullets are at the point of lay now (2 have already started). I am eager to have him rejoin the flock.