We got 8, 1 day old, peeps the middle of July... they have been together since we brought them home. It was suppose to be 8 hens, but the Easter Egger turned out to be a rooster. In the mix we have 2 Barred Rocks (Moe & No Name), 1 Golden Lakenvelder (Princess), 1 Delaware (Peco Train), 1 German Spitzhauben (Peep-Peep), and 2 White Sultans hens (Hawk Eye & Clinger), plus the Easter Egger rooster (Bunny). A few days ago, when I went out to care for them, the Delaware was staying away from everyone... when the other was outside she stayed in, when they were in she stayed out. She was super clingy and wouldn't leave my side. When she did get near the others the rooster would "attack" her and chase her off. She did have a soar about her beak on, at the lower part of her comb. So, I did put her in a cage to heal up and watch her. The first day she was still clingy, she seemed to be fine after that evening. We keep her out for about 3 days, nothing seemed off. She ate & drank well, she wasn't sluggish and moved around a lot, her droppings look normal and there wasn't any odd odors coming from the cage. She has lots of strength and nothing looked odd at all about her. Tonight, I returned her to the coop... I feed treats & extra feed at dusk. Plus, I have a talk with the rooster - yes I talk to them... I know it's like talking to my kids, he most likely will not listen to me, but I'm trying. When I did the rooster didn't seem happy to see her. He did go after her and she tried running out the main door. I did get them calmed down with the treats and then they all got perched on the roost, but I am worried about what I might find tomorrow. Why would they just start picking on another bird after being together since they were just little bitty things. I could understand a bit more if I was introducing new birds to the coop, but they have been together for so long. What really doesn't make sense to me is before this week, she was always right by his side. The other hens don't seem to mind her, just the rooster and he only seems to mind her. Please any help or ideas... I really don't want to give up my pretty boy "Bunny", but if it doesn't stop I might have to. We got them to be our pets and lay eggs... rooster don't help with the eggs. So, he would have to go if things don't stop... but I can't stand the thought of what might happen to him. He usually isn't aggressive - so it really bothers me that this has happened in my coop. Just a little more info... the coop's floor is 8 foot x 4 foot, with a 9 foot ceiling. The run is only 8 x 8 for now, but will be increased in the spring, after the land behind us transfers completely. We have a 6 foot roost in the coop and will have 3 nest installed in the next few weeks. They should start laying sometime next month... hopefully. Thanks for any ideas or help you can provide!