I recently posted about an injured bird who was being attacked by the flock. She has healed. During her recuperation she spent nights in a crate in the main coop and spent days in our garden area with the silkies. When I let her out with the main flock this morning, the oldest hen instantly went after her. So I put that girl in the crate to see if the rest of the flock bullied the newly released bird. So far no sign of that. My thought is to try and social engineer some alliances by regrouping the birds for a period of time or simply putting the offending hen in with the silkies for a week (unless she misbehaves toward them) while the previously injured bird is accepted back into the flock. Or is this just doomed to repeat? Anybody, got suggestions?