Hi there, I'm really hoping someone can help me.. I have a flock of six lovely ladies- Ruby, Maisy, Daisy, Maggie, Zola and SugarThey reside in a coop that is 6x10 (60 square feet) and the run is 9x4 (36 square feet) I know everyone can do math but it helps me to write it all out. They are let out to free range most days. Ruby bullied and pulled feathers from Maggie. A hole on each wing the size of a quarter and from her neck. Once I realized it was more then just the pecking order, I put Ruby in a crate and kept her in my mudroom for three weeks, in hopes that when I put her back, things would be better. They were not. I consulted "the chicken guy" from my local feed store who said if she were his, she would have been put in the pot but I could try clipping her beak, which I did- that didn't work either. It was winter time so I removed Ruby once again and she lived in a big plastic bin in the shed. I let her out with the rest of the girls because although she would occasionally chase Mags, she didn't seem to be pulling feathers because Maggie could run away. Then into the bin Ruby would go to sleep. I think that the pulling was happening on the roost at night and possibly when laying. When summer came, Ruby went to "summer on the south side of town" because we were going to be away for long period of times with my "chicken girls" coming to feed and water them daily. I didn't want to make things harder for them so off Ruby went to a friend's house- bin and all. When we got home from our travels, I noticed that Maggie was now bullying Sugar, my sweetest girl! Pulling feathers, no big spots but thinning on the wings and the neck. I considered re-homing Rubes but she is actually the most people loving chicken and my best layer so I wanted to give her one more chance. Since Ruby has been back, I'll see her briefly chase Maggie but she didn't seem to be pulling feathers. Now four out of the six are molting so everyone looks rough! Today I went out to see Maggie with both spots (that hadn't grown back yet) bloody. I know I can't continue to let Ruby do this but I'm afraid that Maggie will be worse to Sugar. Also, could it be possible that Maggie is making her own spots bloody? I read on another thread that feathers that are growing back can be irritating to a chicken. It's all so frustrating and I don't want to re-home both of them. Plus Maggie would probably be looked at as weak by a new flock and get bullied there. Why can't they all just get along?!! Any and all advice would be appreciated (ok, most- no soup pot for my girls) Thank you!