I started with chickens this past year. I've got a broad assortment (people with a rescue mentality should not be allowed in feed stores on "chick days"), including austrolorps, silver-laced wyandottes, barred rocks, ameraucanas and five assorted bantams. Everyone has integrated pretty well together except ONE ameraucana. She gets REALLY upset when anyone attempts to intimidate her, and usually runs and hides. I've had two times now where I've had to go looking for her. Worse, it seems like when she is with the rest of the flock she gets beat up (when we started having problems with her trying to escape from the flock we put her in with the bantams in hopes that she would be less intimidated by chickens 1/3 her size - they were all chicks at this point still...). The bantams are starting to integrate fine with the others, but this one pullet just gets completely traumatized when someone confronts her. She is absolutely thrilled when I let her in the house - will even curl up on my arm, purr and go to sleep. I'm at a point where I'm buying her a chicken diaper and wondering if there are just some chickens that never "join in" to the flock?