Hi everyone! Well, about three or four weeks ago we finally integrated our two flocks of three hens (1 year olds and 5 month olds) after giving them a month to stare at eachother from separate runs. Everyone seems to be getting along ok except for Scrambles (EE), the Top Hen and Salsa (Hamburg). Scrambles's fine with her sisters, the 'original' flock. And she seems to have accepted Freckles, the most dominant of the new girls but she is routinely attacking Velvet and Salsa. She's not pulling feathers or anything, it's more like running charges and pecking whenever she feels like it. I'm not too worried about Velvet (Australorp) as she doesn't seem to mind the aggression too much and isn't aggressed more than once or twice a day but Salsa... Salsa is tiny. She spends most of her day as far from Scrambles as possible (not far, as the run is only about 40 square feet). Scrambles charges her multiple times a day and it's gotten so bad that Salsa refuses to go into the coop at night (We have to put her in ourselves, she perches on the nest box/side of the coop.) and she doesn't even try to come close when treats are being offered. I have to use distraction methods with the big girls to give her a shot at a bite or two. She runs from ALL the big girls so I don't think it's a straight dominance/challenge issue. It seems more that Scrambles just flat isn't accepting her as part of the flock and I don't know what to do about it. My DH and I have both tried asserting ourselves as The Rooster when we are in the run and Scrambles starts in on either of them but it doesn't seem to be having much, if any, effect. I've thought of three possible solutions. #1- Move Salsa into the old coop and get two more (bantams?) for her to be friends with. I'd have to get the new two first, quarantine and then introduce Salsa. Or (Option 1B) maybe seperate Salsa and Velvet and get two mellow hens to replace them in the main flock? #2-Figure out some way to get Scrambles to chill out and accept her. Not sure how to do this to start with and I'm fairly busy during the day (my son is 2 months old and takes up the lion's share of my time) #3- Find a new home for Salsa (Seriously don't want to do this; she's the only chicken my DH picked out and I don't want to see her go) Any advise is welcome. Thanks.