So, I got some hatchery chickens last spring.They did really well until winter when they started having a feather picking problem. It has become a habit I just can't seem to break. Extra protein, as much free range time as possible, less "treats" so they eat their food, Stop pick every few days for weeks. Nothing worked. Now they are really picking on one hen. She is forced to stay in the coop, on a perch most of the time. I keep food and water at perch level for her because they won't let her eat or drink otherwise! When the others free range I leave her in the coop/run and she gets time to dust bath and get some "exercise". My other "issue", I think, is they all like to lay in one nest box! I have 3, side by side, but they all use one! They get quite aggressive toward each other when one is occupying the nest and someone else "needs" it. Is this a common issue? On occasion I find an egg in another nest, or even on the floor of the coop! Basically everyone looks like hell! But, I am getting 6 eggs daily from 8 hens so I think everyone is laying still. They are all missing almost half their feathers. My hubby things we should just start over this coming spring. We have debated adding to the coop but, financially it just isn't going to happen yet. (I think there is a "you know you're a red neck when joke there.....When you plan an addition to your chicken coop before remodeling your house! LOL) I am not sure what to do.