Morning: Just finished shoveling my 40+" drifts and got the coop. With the massive wind gusts, and for the first time ever, it appears that powdered snow can get into anything.... The coop had at least 3 inches of snow inside... But that's not the big deal at the moment. The fence that I placed in the coop in order for the new hen to heal from its introduction mauling popped out in one spot. Specifically, it was a nesting box, the fence popped out so that it sat half way in front of the box so that if they went in the box on one side, they can come out on the other side of the fence In that spot, the new bird got through and 2 of the 5 old birds went into her area. The new bird was perched and threw out ALL of the straw hay in the 5 birds nesting boxes. (3) The two birds on the other side laid their eggs in the new birds nesting box. Her head is bleeding, raw and feathers plucked out Her back behind both shoulders are raw and bleeding feathers missing. I fixed the fence inside and put all the birds back to their rightful places. This is some frustrating. They were alone for 20 hours. The new bird was healing and looking so much better Although she does not look as bad as the inital mauling which compelled me to build the fence but I assume that is only because of quicker intervention I really need some pointers here. Why shoulder attacks? I get the head thing because of pecking order but its been a few weeks, do I keep them seperated till the spring? Is it a lost cause? I really would like some insight to this. Situation is upsetting for the children as well and they are getting to the point where they feel she'll just die of mauling if placed freely with others. Thanks for pointers, if any.