My BF and I have 11 RIR and 4 white leghorn hens, all about 15 weeks old. 1 of the RIR hens is a runt. She was hatched with the other RIR hens and was with them 24/7 up until about a month ago. I'm from NY and we had a heat wave and as a result, Peanut, the runt, became extremely dehydrated and we almost lost her. After a week indoors, she was hydrated and looking good so we decided to put her back in with the other girls. Shortly after, my BF noticed that Peanut wasn't acting herself and, long story short, she ended up having an infected crop. Again, we brought her inside and after a week of antibiotics and another week to recover, we tried to put her back in the group. As soon as we put her in the group, 1 RIR hen started chasing her. Then more of the others started as well and eventually, no matter where she went, a hen was chasing her. I know about the whole pecking order thing, but to that extreme? Does anyone know of anything that myself or my BF can do to help get her back in with the other girls? We don't want to keep her separated but we also don't want her being chased to the point of exhaustion and then end up getting sick again!