Hi there! I've been using this website as a resource for the small flock of chickens I took over from my mother, but this is my first post. A couple weeks ago we thought one of the hens had been taken by a predator while free ranging during the day. Ten days later I found her trapped in a roll of wire fencing. (Miracle chicken!) After we cut her out she could barely stand and I was afraid the others were going to hurt her since she couldn't defend herself against any bullying, so I kept her in the house for two days until she decided she did not want to be in the box anymore. (I told my husband we may end up with a free range house chicken. He said no.) It has been four days since she went back into the coop with the others and they are still bullying her to the point she won't leave the coop. I thought maybe she was still just too tired to go out but when I set her out in the front yard away from the others she seemed happy to scratch around. Once the others realized she was there, back in the coop she ran. I also brought her to the feeder this morning in an attempt to entice her to walk around, but the top hen pecked at her right away and she ran back to the perch. What I am wondering is how long will this last? Will she be able to integrate back into the flock? I am worried she is not drinking or eating enough because she won't even leave the perch. I hand feed her in the morning and afternoon, but that is only a temporary solution. She won't get strong again if she isn't eating and drinking regularly. I also don't want my extra attention to further ostracize her. Thank you for your time.