Hi, 3 weekends ago, I came home from a trip and my 4 1/2 yr old orpington hen was bleeding at her comb. I immediately suspected my 1 yr old scilian buttercup attacked her. I also witnessed the buttercup attacking my 1 yr old easter egger but not as viciously. I separated the orpington. I tried separating the buttercup from the egger too but she's a sneaky devil. I've since taken the orpington to the vet due to inspection showing an infection on her comb and the start of bumblefoot. I've been treating her with meds and dressings. I also inspected the 1 year olds and took the egger to the vet because of bumblefoot. The vet didn't want to do anything (2 wks ago) and the egger's bumblefoot has increased in size. The egger is now also attacking the orpington when she feels like it and has a chance. The vet said it's because the orpington is the weakest link. I've tried building a second coop for the orpington (and failed) feeling that I won't be able to keep the buttercup out of the original coop no matter what I do since she's so persistent and sneaky. I also have the matter of making sure the one year olds still have access to their laying box as I divide their area -- the orpington doesn't lay anymore. Trying to medically care for one bird is hard enough and she's the gentle one -- the orpington. I feel I'm at my wits end between chicken behaviors, unable to manage them, unable to provide new appropriate housing for my orpington . . . I'm ready to find a new home for all. I just don't think it'd be appropriate to give anyone the orpington because she's not a normal chicken -- my friend says she has cerebral palsy -- and I feel she'll be really lonely if she doesn't have other chickens around. Any thoughts? Thank you!