Hi! We are new to this forum. We have six Ameraucanas that we have had for about a year. They have been perfect with no signs of any trouble whatsoever until a few days ago. As we are still new 'chicken parents' everything is still new and scary so I figure best to ask questions so as not to make too many mistakes with our girls. Two days ago, we noticed that most of them were missing some tail feathers. Upon closer examination, we realized that each of them had feathers pulled out and a nice bald spot around their tail and below around their vents. Nothing was extremely bloody or raw, just bare with a couple of spots where it looked like it had bled when a feather was pulled out. I examined them and couldn't find any indication of lice or mites (to the best of my ability as I'm not a complete expert, but nothing looked like the 'q-tip' description I had read to look for). We purchased both Rooster Booser no-peck lotion and a can of Blu-kote. We treated 3 with one and 3 with the other to see which might work better. It seemed like the three with the Blue-kote looked a little better this morning so we re-treated all with the Blu-kote again today. I have read that eggs from chickens treated with Blu-kote are safe to eat, but could not find anything that indicated anything about the no-peck lotion. Does anyone have any experience with the product, and with the problem of missing feathers? Thanks in advance.