When my polish cockerel Ozzy came out of the coop this morning I noticed that one of the hens had apparently plucked a beakful of feathers out of the back of his crest. The older hens have been kicking his butt when he tries to mate, so I assume he tried his nonsense and a patch of his crest feathers were lost. I brought him in the house to tend his wound. It's at the back of his head. I considered putting pine tar on it help it heal while at the same time teaching those naughty hens not to peck his crest, but DH wanted to try the vetericyn spray first. I'm worried about putting him in the coop tonight and having the hens make the wound worse. With the location of the wound I don't feel like there's any danger of the pine tar getting into his eyes. So vetericyn or pine tar?