I have 5--3 wk old chicks (2RIR, 2 Buff Ops, 1 PBard) Yesterday one of my Ops had a blood injury on her neck and some of the others were pecking at it. I cleaned her up and put anti-biotic ointment on it and separated her right away, later added the PB who seems to ignore the injury and is kind to her...a buddy. In the evening they were all together and no problems with pecking, however this morning her neck was red again + a spot near her tail. I have read many BYC posts so I know I am on the right track. It seems that one of the RIR is the biggest pecking culprit. ???My question is, can the new feathers emerging have caused the original bloody spot on the neck and tail? How long do these things take to heal? Should I try to allow supervised time all together and then separate when I'm not around? Lov'in this chicken thing...want them to all do well and get along.