We have had our flock for about a year now. We 1st noticed that one of our Buff Orpingtons was being pecked very badly and was featherless and bloody under her wing. We thought that maybe our coop was too small for 5 hens and decided to re-home the injured bird.
Things seemed ok for a few weeks, but now the other 3 hens are being pecked in the same manner. The aggressive hen (Rhode Island Red) has been separated from the others, but I dont know what to do. Funny thing is that she is not aggressive with my wife or me at all... in fact she is one of our more "friendly" hens.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions for how to get my hen house back in order. Will the 3 injured birds continue to peck each others wounds? Can the aggressive bird ever be reintroduced to the coop/run?