Hi all! I tried searching this topic and I found responses on pecked feathers or broken feathers, but none of them really got to this specific point. My young roo has had all of his tail feathers pecked off/out. There are still shafts in there, and some were bleeding when I found him. I've cleaned him up and I believe the bleeding has stopped, but now what's the treatment plan? I have him separated from the others, but do I need to give him any medical attention? Do I put something on it, like neosporin or blu-kote or something? Do I need to pull out the feather shafts that are still there or will they molt when the time comes? I'd prefer not to pull them... but will do what I need to do. I'm thinking he's being pecked because he's a little roo and trying to establish his top spot in the pecking order, but the girls aren't happy about it. Does that seem like it could be the problem? I didn't see any other pecking on other chicks. They are all between 6-9 weeks old. Do you think that once he's fixed up a bit I can reintroduce him or will this just happen over again? I will be giving them more protein incase that is the issue as well. I'm also looking into switching their feed- they are still on chick starter crumbles. Do I look into a layer feed at this age or something else? The feed store had told me chick starter until they are 12-14 weeks, then layer, but I've read different things on here. Thank you!!!