I have 4 Barred Rock hens, 1 Olive Egger hen, and a Japanese Bantam rooster. I introduced an Americauna hen a week ago and everyone including the rooster is still picking on her. The hen to hen pecks are just the normal squabbles over their pecking order and no one really gets hurt. However, the rooster is always puffing up at her, running at her and bumping his chest into her, and pecking her back. He won't let her near treats, food, and water if he is close-by. He still has his spurs and he has ripped out a slew of feathers on her neck. When they roost at night, he excessively pecks at her back, and she just continues to sit there and let him do it. He eventually calms down and they all go to sleep. I've never seen him try to mate her but he does with the others. I have never seen him get aggressive with the others or with people. It's just this one hen. Anyway, I've given it a week and it's not getting any easier for her. Why could he be doing this to her? She's very sweet and docile. When we rescued her last week, she didn't have any toe nails. Not sure why, but could that be why he doesn't like her? I've heard that chickens can tell if other chickens are sick sometimes. Could that be why? I guess I'm grabbing at straws here, but I just find it odd that he only picks on her and would like to try to understand why. I'm new to chickens, quickly became an addict and I'm absolutely fascinated with chicken behavior. I have her separated for the night, and will begin to introduce her to a new flock tomorrow. But if anyone has ever experienced anything like this, I would love to hear about it in hopes to figure out whats going on with my girls and guy. Thanks!!