If anyone is having trouble with bare pecked backs, try this solution. We addressed the probable underlying causes (protein deficiency and boredom) but the bare-pecked back of the victim was too enticing. We kept her indoors till feathers starting coming it, but it still needed protection. We tried making a cloth saddle for our pullet, Rita. It didn't stay put well enough to protect her from the bully pecker. I'd heard of making a saddle of duct tape... being desperate, we gave it a try. I used plain white duct tape. It has been on over two days and seems to be working well. I put the cloth saddle on over it but I think that's probably unneccessary. This morning I decided to check underneath it to make sure her pecked areas were not infected, and tried to cut away a bit of the tape. It is STUCK very tenaciously to the feathers.... so I don't know how it will be to remove it. This web site: http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/issues/1/1-6/Joyce_Dixon.html was just emailed to me today. It's basically what I did. They say they leave it on till it falls off on its own. Hope this will help someone!!!