I have three black Australorp pullets who recently became old enough to lay. And lay they do!! Nearly daily, right off the bat. I had purchased four, with a guarantee that they'd all be female. Well, one was a rooster, so I took him back and traded for a pullet. He wasn't yet mature, but probably close. I had hoped to get a pullet in exchange that was the same age and breed as my others, but the lady had none. I settled for a healthy looking Buff Orpington pullet that's two or three weeks younger than my original three Australorps. She isn't laying yet. I am seeing that they aren't really accepting the Buff, though.. They peck her a bit and chase her once in a while. She stays apart from them and I'm worried that she isn't going to get adequate feed because they don't accept her. Am I going to have to baby her along, or will they ever accept her into the flock?? She will eventually be bigger than they... I can envision this big buff still being bullied by the others when they are full grown.. Hope not!! Is there any way to remedy this?