Ok, so I've bought two small batches of Ameracauna's this year (ok, probably EE's, but pretty good Ameracauna features). 3 in April, 3 in June. I had heard that they are aggressive and beat up on the other chickens. However, I seem to have the extreme opposite problem. I had to separate the first 3 because their friends (the same age) were pecking them to death (literally - killed a 4th one that I had bought). When they all got full sized, I reintroduced them to the flock and they have all acclimated, but the Leghorns, Barred Rocks, Australorps, and Golden Comets will occasionally throw a peck their way or take a run after them. They are always timid and crowd around my feet when I go in the pen (they know I'll protect them). They're big enough now that the abuse isn't causing any damage (physically anyway). So, I thought it must have just been them. But, I bought 3 toward the end of June along with 2 Welsummers and put them in a pen along with comparably aged Black Silkie crosses. Now they're almost twice as large as the silkies, but they still get chased around the pen! What gives? Should I separate them altogether?