Hi, I have just introduced a new hen, we originally had 4 chucks which were purchased from a farmer as End of lay. Over the years they have got old or ill and died off, we were left with 1 Rhode Island red. She seemed really lonely and bored so after seeing her like this for a few weeks we decided to get her a buddy, yesterday we saw a beautiful Bluebell chick at our local garden centre and fell in love, we took her home and introduced her to our original chuck. We now know we should have waited till evening and maybe seperated the run off but being niave and having no problems when we introduced our originals we didnt think it would be a problem. Yesterday there was a lot of fighting coming from the red which ended up in bluebell having a bit of a cut above her beak. I know what chickens can be like with blood so i put some chicken wire across the run and seperated them, at bed time they both were snuggled up in the coop together, not at opposite ends as i thought they would be. This morning they are keeping completely seperate, bluebell being so sweet and timid has only just left the coop and only because red chased her out so she could lay an egg! Red is generally terrorising bluebell, chasing her and at one point pinning her to the ground so she could peck her better! Bluebell doesnt seem to have any injuries today but the poor thing seems terrified. We can't let them freerange at the moment as our neighbours dog keeps breaking into the garden. We hope to get a new gate and get the garden secure so they can roam about but decided its not worth the risk at the moment. I thought i might purchase some antipecking spray, is this likely to help? Is this situation normal? Any help would be appreciated, its horrible to watch red picking on bluebell.