So, I had posted last week about my poor little BW polish hen being pecked by my rooster and dominant hens. As suggested, I applied the pine tar to her bald spot on her head to deter further pecking. With daily applications, it was successful. Little Sophie is now growing new feathers in and no new pecking has taken place. However, I have had to bring her inside in the last 24 hours because she is acting very odd- like she can't stay awake/has no energy. I didn't want any of the other birds to take advantage of her feeling icky, so I brought her in the house, in a large dog crate. She has been sleeping a lot, but gets up every few hours to eat and drink. So far, in 24 hours, she has only pooped 3 times. I've given her yogurt, scrambled egg, her regular feed, warm oatmeal, and she's cleaned it all up. I'm planning on just keeping her inside and quiet until she feels better, or shows any other symptoms. Anyhow, my real question was- since she is inside and away from the others, thus no chance of being pecked, I'd like to rinse all this pine tar residue out of her crest feathers? Does anyone have a clue what the easiest way to accomplish that would be? And, so no one worries that I'm neglectful- my vet is coming out to check on a lameness issue with one of my horses, so I will have him take a look at Sophie as well. Thanks in advance for any advice/suggestions. I just love this forum- I learn so much from it!