My husband and I are new at owning chickens. We bought three this fall and we have had many adventures so far. We had a problem with them eating their own eggs, but once we built something in their nesting boxes so the eggs couldn't roll out, they issue stopped. Our newest problem have caused us to make the difficult decision to cull our leghorn, Lola. It was not an easy decision, but I barely managed to stop her from killing our favorite chicken (and best egg layer) Cornbread. Cornbread was separated for two days while we doctored her up. She seems happy and healthy now. Cornbread is now covered in pine tar because she is bald in numerous areas and Nugget was picking at her. We are down to two chickens. My question is, what are ways to make Cornbread become less bald? Was it a good idea to cull the mean one? When we removed Cornbread from the flock, Lola viciously went after Nugget. She is just a mean chicken! They have plenty of space, a large garden where they range all day and plenty of roosts. We also have stopped any artificial light. Should we get more chickens or are we okay with just two? We want to get chicks, but both work full time right now and know it's not possible. We plan on getting them when we have chicks of our own and I am home more. That's a lot of questions. Will the pine tar help heal Cornbread?