We got 4 chicks at the beginning of March and I had no idea what they were. They turned out to be Cornish Rock Broilers When They came I had no idea and really bonded with them. We lost one 2 weeks after getting them and another 2 weeks after that. The 2 girls that we have left are now 9 weeks old and I can't bring myself to cull them. They are the sweetest things I have ever seen and just love to be loved. The problem is that they are at the very, very bottom of the pecking order. We have 3 Barred Rocks that won't let them eat, 9 bantams that have to be kept in a separate area because they will run after and peck their bottoms when they see them (this happened the 2 different occasions they saw them) and we also have 12 EE's that like to pick at their heads! Is it because they know that they will not live for very long or is it just because of their docile personality? I plan on keeping the Cornish as long as they can live which I know wont be long but they are my fatty baby girls. I wish I had know when i first got them so that I wouldn't have bonded and made them pets What can I do to keep the others from picking them or starving them to death?