I have three bantams, one older one, Soup, and two young ones (Pekins), Mint and Parsley. Minty is pecking both Soup (who is about three times her size!) and Parsley, every time they go to perch at night. Parsley is being pecked the most. She's very small and shy of the other chickens, and every time she tries to snuggle up against Minty she gets pecked and shoved over to the other side. Sometimes the pecks are so hard she jumps off the perch and runs around the house squawking.. Sometimes she jumps onto the chicken wire inside their temporary house and perches there. There are some sharp edges and it keeps falling down (not good, I know), so I have to crawl in and rescue her. To keep all three on the perch together I have to cup my hands around Minty's head until she calms down and stops pecking. Sometimes even after that I've gone out to check and found Parsley on the wire again. There are a lot of foxes in our area so her running around the outside of the house in the dark is risking her life as well! We've just moved house, so the chicken arrangement is rubbish at the moment, but how can I stop the pecking? I know about oregano oil, but it's very expensive and there are no shops around that sell it. Will lavender oil work? I have some of that. Or is there anything I can make at home? Thanks very much for your help!!