Try and make a long story short: Had 4 chicks, one died at 4 days. Contacted a farmer out of town and bought a new baby hen---well the hen turned out to be a rooster. Living in the city, I can only have 4 hens--so she said she will bring me a hen from the same hatching. I have a small two story hen house with a ladder going out to the bottom level (outside area under coup) When she introduced the new hen there was some picking on her but nothing really bad. A little later they went down stairs and they really got to her. Poor thing just buried her little head in the pine shavings. That was Thursday afternoon. Now she stays far away from the other 3 hens. Every time she trys to come down for a treat, the one hen will go at her and back into the nesting box, with her head buried in the corner of it. All the hens are about 16 weeks old. I do let them free range, but was told to keep the gate closed for a few days until the new one knows her way around. We since Thursday, she have not gone down. It is making very upset and sad. Anything I can do to help her? My hubby is about to send me to a shrink over these chickens, so I need help!!!!