Hi all -- I've raised chickens since 2007 and have never had this problem before: one of my hens went broody, and after a few weeks of futility (no rooster!) instead of giving up and rejoining the flock, she now sits on a roost all day. Whenever she jumps down to eat, the other hens attack her! So she flies back up. Twice a day I shut the other hens out of the henhouse and take her down and give her food and water, and she eats ravenously. But as soon as the others come back in, they're on her again. My rooster died this summer and since then the girls have been much rougher on each other, and also much more affectionate towards me (constant squatting for me). Weird! Anyone have ideas how to get this chicken to be accepted by her sisters again??