Girls were FINE al day long, they are 24 (plus?) weeks. Went to check for last egg at 1PM after the pounding rain quit and everyone was fine. I have to be at work at 4am, so I am home by 1pm. Recently got new (2 week) chicks, which I have taken out 3 times in a covered run(RAINING), so the big girls couldn't hurt them. I got called back in to work, happens 2 times a year usually when I'm on call.. I'm a histologist, we had an autopsy. So I asked the DH to let them out when he got home at 5. Today I noticed that 2 of my big girls had breast feathers missing, one of them with blood and the other one had both breast feathers missing and with missing saddle/tail feathers missing. NO, I reapeat NO rooster, so it's not that. I have NEVER had a proble with pecking order, they know I am top hen. Would one day out of the norm cause this? My cornersare even covvered so that prededars can't get into the corners of the run, my girls have to hide somewhere, you know. Long story short......I put blu_kote on the breast area of both "picked" pullets and instead of supressing the pecking it encouraged the pecking.......BAD!!!! Now I am a night owl by nature, so I have to be up or stay up for 2-3 hours, okay stay up...not hard to do, so either sepaerate or another solution??????? Don't care what the DH says 24 hour surveilience is going up.