We introduced 4 egg laying hens into our flock, they are about 2.5 years old and laying great. We already have 9 mix breeds that are 6 months old that we have owned since they were 4 weeks. So when the "new" birds moved in they took OVER, everything, our birds are stuck outside, they are chased away from scraps and water. When i bring water and scraps to the run the new chickens chase ours away and it sounds as though our old chickens area crying. My kids and I are very sad to see our chickens getting picked on and beat up. We read about the pecking order but it is really sad to see how mean the new chickens are being. Will this really resolve eventually or is this going to be "normal"? We want to get rid of the chickens but considered making splitting our coop and having them be totally free range with a coop to their selves. Any advice?