I was asked to give a good home to a 9 month old hen as she was the last of a batch and the farmer did not have room for her.So I said yes but am beginning to wish I had not! I have had to put her in with my two orps who are nearly two and wow have the feathers flown. They have been so nasty to her and are pecking her to bits. The only way she gets out of their way is to disappear into the coop where is spending most of her time just popping her head out now and then. I understand that pecking order (literally) has to be established but I am worried because we are going through a warm spell at the moment and I don't want her to become dehydrated and hungry. The farmer says that if I separate her it won't improve the situation long term as the older hens will attack her each time I re-introduce her which I can understand. Any ideas pleeeeeeeeeese as I hate to see her getting such a raw deal.