A little while ago, I bought six new ready to lay pullets. I checked for lice, mites, etc. and found them to be perfectly healthy. I kept them in an old small coop until dark, and then put them with the rest of my flock. The next morning, I checked them, and they were being pecked only a tiny bit. It wasn't extremely harsh or severe aggression. When I came back that afternoon, all of the new hens were stuffed into one nest box with was full of broken eggs and manure. It turns out that whenever they got just a tiny peck, they would run into the nest boxes. I can't have the new hens in there own small area, because they are all laying. I also can't block the nest boxes for that reason. The problem isn't the pecking, but the fearfulness of the new hens. I really don't want to clean up a mess like the one that was caused on the first day. Any ideas anyone?