I rescued 5 hens from a very bad situation a couple of days ago. There were at least 40 of them crammed into a coop big enough for 5 or 6 max. Needless to say they were all pecked and beaten. The ones I took have almost no feathers left. When we got them home they were thirsty and starving - they ate and ate and wouldn't stop drinking. The hens seem happier already in their spacious new digs, however they are still quite competitive for food and whenever they get a chance to mingle with my other birds they are quite aggressive. How can I help them become more social? Should I just keep them segregated for the time being? I am considering putting them into solitary confinement one at a time and then introducing them to my other flock after a few days. Is this a good idea? Suggestions are welcome - I really want to rehabilitate these poor neglected hens. Thanks!