PLEASE HELP!! I really need some advice - I've had my year old hens for around 8 months. We have 5 rhode island reds. We got them from a local farm where they were free ranging through that environment. We free ranged them for the first 2 months, but I'm a childminder and it became too unhygienic so we now have an 100 square feet run with different height perches, sand box, and a coop on stilts which has more than adequate space. I offer them tit bits - all safe, I hang broccoli and cabbage from the beams for them to peck at and they have bark on the ground to scratch about in. I feel like I'm doing all the right things, but yet, they hen peck and have done for the past 4 months. There isn't one in particular that gets bullied, they all do it to each other? I have tried separating the main peckers (hens that aren't so featherless) for a day or so by putting them in a crate inside the run but that hasn't worked. The hens that are pecked badly have bald undersides and one now has a sore bleeding vent. (I have let her solitary free range around the garden and roost at night with the others along with treating her wounds while she recovers) I really don't know what to do and am beside myself as I hate seeing them look so sore and unhealthy. They still lay 4-5 eggs a day and seem happy. My husband thinks a rooster will help the situation, but don't want to introduce one if he is also going to follow this consistent habit they have acquired. What do I do?? I don't want to get rid of any of them….