Hi everyone! My husband I and I recently built a chicken coop and adopted 2 chickens!! I love it! We recently lost one to a raccoon, and yesterday brought home another chicken to keep the other hen company. They instantly started fighting, our original hen was pecking and bending down the other ones neck, and pulling out feathers, so we seperated them. I kept the new chicken in the coop and let the original one run around the yard, as she usually does all day. Last night I put one in a dog crate in the roost, and one open in the roost, so they could see each other (as I read to do ) and this morning, let the original hen out in the yard as usual, and closed the new one int the coop. Our new chicken today is not eating or drinking and is hiding in the roost. I don't know what to do???!! They each have separate food and water, I'm just afraid that the new chicken is traumatized and wont come out to eat or drink. and how long should the fighting last? and how much pecking is OK? I know there will be some, but I thought they would kill eachother! thanks for any tips!