Scabs on comb and bold spots on head. How to stop pecking?

Inesg9

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Hi chicken friends, my hen showed bold spots on the back of her head for a few weeks now. I know the other hen is pecking her on the head occasionally and thought that the bold spots came from that. This morning she had scaps on both sides of her comb and I’m wondering if I can do anything to stop the pecking. It’s only the two of them, they have their run and are partly free ranging too. Any suggestions?
 

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Yes, that looks like healing peck wounds to me as well. Some people find that using a bad tasting sticky cream or ointment can be helpful to stop pecking. Nustock and pine tar are found in the horse supplies in some feed stores, and some use Bag Balm, Vicks, or just vaseline. Are they overcrowded, do they get outside to free range, and do they get a balanced chicken feed (layer or all flock feed?)
 

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