My Leghorn hen Obelisk started out picking her buddy Penny's feathers...she's done it since we brought Penny home. Yesterday we went out for about an hour and I went to put them out and Penny's back was bloodied...Obelisk had taken all the feathers and was going for the meat! I washed Penny off and sprayed her with WoundKote. I put her in the cat carrier overnight... Moral of the story is: Leghorns DO NOT tolerate confinement... Obelisk has been a house chicken for the almost 5 years that I have had her and only the last couple of years has she been such a jerk about pecking... I love them both dearly, but Obelisk is ssooooo on my $4hitlist right now it's not funny. She's not eating the feathers either. Just yanking.