I have had problems with my 7 brown egg layers (1 year old) hens pecking at each other. I just can't seem to solve the problem and can't really stand watching this go on. They are all still in good health. I just got in the mail (1 week ago) about 40 chicks (mixed brown egg layers) and they are all doing really well. As much as I hate to give this new hobby up, I feel I just can't cope with this pecking problems of the hens. I fear the new chicks might end up doing the same. Sooo, all of them free to a good home. I live in NE Indiana about 30 miles west of Ft Wayne. This is a sad day for me but maybe you can have better luck.