I have 3 new chicks. Approximately 8 weeks old, i just bought them. They have been in together since Monday and everything has been fine. They were fine last night. This morning we go out to play with/free range them and the polish has a bloody red spot with feathers missing and pecked off. It is not an open wound or deep. Just red and raw from the pecking. I have read several pecking problem threads. Here is my other issue. We are leaving in a few hours to go visit my mom. We can't put off the visit. We will be back Sunday afternoon and all the chickens have plenty of food, water and shelter for the duration. I am worried about this little girl though. My husband thinks we should separate her to a different spot with her own water and food. Is that the best course of action? I am afraid she will be terribly lonely for two days alone, but I guess it is better than being pecked? She doesn't seem afraid of the others or avoiding them at all. It is really baffling. Also do you think it is a protein issue? I have them on a flock grower ration that says it is 20% protein. any ideas welcome. TIA!