I am new to the whole chicken thing. A neighbor kindly got our family started by giving us two young roosters, not sure the breed. One week later we purchase 4 young hens, different breeds. One day later after they had all been in the pen together, we came home to find our sweet blue orpington outside all by herself, cowered down. As we approached the pen and got a closer look we could see the whole top of her head was covered in blood and she looked beat up very badly! We immediately put her off in another pen by herself so she could heal, she was so stressed out. It made me want to cry. She is still healing, her eyes are bubbling a little, yesterday, one was completely shut closed. We have since given back what we feel was the more aggressive rooster. They now seem to be living in harmony, however, I wonder if when I return her with the others, is there going to be another attack taking place? I would appreciate hearing the thoughts of someone with more chicken knowledge then me. On a lighter note, our hens came home to us this past Sunday and we have already picked up two eggs. Thanks.