I noticed that one of my EE hens Emily has a bare patch just above her tail feathers. The area is about 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. I am pretty sure it is from too much attention from one of our roosters. I just ordered two saddles online, but it will take a few days to get here. Has anyone used duct tape successfully? I am thinking that might be my only option since I need to protect her ASAP. Wouldn't the tape hurt her skin? I did give her a good spray with blu-kote to keep the others from pecking her tonight until I can figure something out for her. I also am thinking that I'll have to get rid of one of my roosters to prevent this from happening to my other girls. I have 2 roosters and 11 hens, so I am pretty sure the ratio is off, but how do I choose which one? Do I keep the more "masculine" one because he's a good protector or the nicer one that is clearly a wimp? Do I choose beauty over function? The prettier one is the ruler of the roost, my EE and the other one is a NH with HUGE comb and wattles which might be problematic in the winter with frostbite. UGH...I feel like either way I lose.