Baby realy isn't the right word because he isn't a baby anymore. I have a Cochin that is about 4 months old now and I need to find a way to introduce him to my flock. The only problem is that they are really mean to him when he goes into the coop, I can let them forage together and they are fine but if he so much as steps in the coop my rooster and sex-link hen go in for the kill. Another bad part is that his brother and sister was actualy killed by them and he almost was too. So now because of that he doesn't fight back. He has found a shallow whole in the corner where he runs and hides his head until I rescue him. To make matters worse, when it starts getting dark they all go into the coop except for him. Instead, he flies over the fence and sits at my gate. This wouldn't be a problem if I my grandmothers annoying little terriors would stay in the yard. Yesterday one of the dogs got out and had him by the neck. (he is ok now) does anyone have an idea for how to stop this? We are expanding soon but I want him to be socialized with them a little because I don't think is a matter of room. I have seen some people that put clips on the birds beak to stop pecking but I didn't know if that sort of think works. Can someone please help me out?