I am new at chickens, got the hen house and run built, went and got two 2 month old silkies. All was fine untill my hubby wanted a egg layer and didnt want to wait. He got a Barred Rock 6 months old. Well she picked on them so bad they would huddle in a corner and hide from her. I have put them in a small dog kennel inside the coop and am keeping them seperate to prevent any harm to the silkies. Question is how long should i need to keep them apart? they will never be her size, but will they eventually be able to stand up to her?. I let them out by themselves to roam a little every day but only if she is put up. Poor lil guys or gals.