Last Tuesday two of my ladies got into a brutal fight. They both looked like they were trying to recreate the prom scene from Carrie. After cleaning them up as best I could manage, it was clear the Alpha (who has always been a bully to the point I refer to her B***h face) had lost no favor in the flock, while the other chicken was not so lucky. This other chicken had previously been in good standing within the flock. I took the beaten lady out and put her in a cage her own. I noticed she had ‘frothy’ puffy eyes and started to treat her as sick as well as injured. She started to brighten up after four days so I put her out in a pen just outside the other ladies fenced area so the others could see her but not mingle (my first attempt was within the main pen but the Alpha went at her right away through the bars). Some of the girls would walk by and peck at the ground near her and gave her no mind. This worked fine for day one, but day 2 the Alpha flew over and they fought again, this time through the bars for another mess. In order to get one the other had to be out, and what happened is that even bloody, no one bothered the Alpha, while everyone went after the other. My question is, am I looking at a dominance issue within the flock, or is something more going on now? She was always number 2 in standing until the incident and I just don’t understand. I will admit she is also the only chicken I have a deep fondness for. Can she ever be reintroduced?