Molting chicken getting picked on

Jkujawa

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I have a flock of five and one is molting. Everything was fine until one chicken in particular started picking and pulling feathers out. It went downhill quick especially one blood was drawn and now she won’t leave the molting hen alone. Any suggestions? Should I separate the problem chicken for a few days?
 

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I have a flock of five and one is molting. Everything was fine until one chicken in particular started picking and pulling feathers out. It went downhill quick especially one blood was drawn and now she won’t leave the molting hen alone. Any suggestions? Should I separate the problem chicken for a few days?
I would separate the molting hen for a while to give her a chance to grow in more feathers and gain a little confidence back in place where she cannot have her feathers picked.
What are you feeding the flock? Are any others molting? Try offering the flock a tin of sardines 3 or 4 times a week.
 

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