One of my chicks was misplaced during the night and was pecked by another hen. Then to my consternation the other 4 chicks pecked the wound larger. I separated the wounded chick, applied calendula ointment first and then vit e mixed with a drop of tea tree oil. The wound is healing up amazingly fast. However, there is no fluff there and the chicks peck it. The tea tree oil kept the others from pecking her for an hour when I put her back in with them but I need something to keep the other chicks from pecking her bare skin for longer periods of time and wounding her again. I have considered a bit of gentle paper surgical tape with something under it to keep it from sticking to the bare skin. Did I read somewhere here about using vics vapo rub to deter pecking or is that too strong? I can't find any bitter apple at the feed store - but would that be the best? The little wounded chick is much, much happier and stronger with her "mom" and her fellow hatchlings.