I have two coops on different sides of the yard. Therefore, my two separate flocks do not see each other. One flock has one roo, and the other is just hens. All are large stock chickens. (Examples of breeds/hybrids are RIR, Buckeye, Barred Rock, Light Sussex, Easter Egger, Black Star, & Red Star.) Last October my husband bought several new chickens at a farmer's market (how we got flock 2), including a very young dark brown leghorn pullet. However, after they got settled into the coop, I noticed them following the DB Leghorn pullet around, pecking at her. She would run and hide, and they would only chase her long enough to get a peck or two in, but they wouldn't follow her around. Since they were all doing it, I thought she was just going to be at the bottom of the pecking order but that after it was figured out, they would calm down and mostly leave her be. I went out one morning to feed/water, and found the DB Leghorn hiding in the coop (the rest were in the run) and her head was very bloody. I doctored her up, and kept her separated from other chickens for a couple of months. Then, I decided to slowly introduce her to the other flock, to see if she'd do better with them, but the same thing happened, only this time, it's her butt and saddle areas plucked to death, and she has a bad wound on one thigh. I brought her in and cleaned her up, and now I'm at a loss for what to do with her. She is much smaller than the rest, and I don't think she is growing any more; however, she has practically no comb yet, so I don't know. I don't think she's grown much if any since we got her and we've had her for 3 months. She has not started laying yet, although it is winter, and with her constantly getting pecked or living in a crate for healing, I guess I can't expect her to start. But she is the kindest chicken. She runs up to me (because I'm the only creature she knows that doesn't tear her up!), loves to be petted, even when I'm cleaning her wounds, which have to be painful. She does not complain. Just too sweet, but ugly. lol I don't know how to make them stop, but I'm wondering if it's their problem or hers. They get along fine with each other. And although they have a pecking order, the one at the bottom of each flock (the EE for flock 1 and the Buckeye for flock 2) is always fine and never wounded. They're pretty calm birds most of the time. This little DB Leghorn is like the kid that gets bullied no matter how many schools she transfers to. She walks into the flock with her head down, and submissively sits until they peck her and get her running. Then she sticks her head through the fence and just lays there until they walk off. She will NEVER take up for herself at all. I don't know what to do. She wants to be accepted so badly. She tries too hard. She isn't bonded to any other bird, so she's lonely. My husband was going to kill her tonight. He said that he just doesn't see a point in keeping her alive. She's not having much of a life this way and we doubt she'll ever function well in a flock. HOWEVER, we have no hens who sit on eggs. Every morning that she has ever been with the other chickens, when we go in to feed/water, this little chicken who has never laid an egg is sitting on eggs laid by other hens. She loves to sit on them. So, I've thought about keeping her to let her try to hatch chicks in the spring. Maybe they would bond with her and she could be the start of Flock #3? Or maybe they'd grow up to torture her too. Any ideas much appreciated! I can't help but love her, but she's a lot of work because she keeps needing doctored and separated.