My family adopted a lovely new bird a while ago, a tiny little bantam of unknown breed, but she looks somewhat like a mix between a D'uccle and a Polish. Well our current three birds (two Plymouth Rocks and a Rhodie) seem less then thrilled with the new addition. They are massive compared to Margaret's little body, and I'm terrifying they are going to kill her. Especially Lucy, the top hen. ((We've already been through the quarantine stage)) Right now, Margaret is out in the coop separated by sturdy chicken wire to prevent the girls from getting at her, but they are able to see, smell, and almost touch her. I took Margaret out to see the girls face to face the other day, and Lucy seemed hell bent on eating her eyes-- so back into the separation they went! What can I do to introduce Margaret safety and have the other girls accept her? I heard that removing the head hen could be helpful, and that introducing them outside of the coop is a good idea too (but now with the snow, that proves difficult). Thanks! I look forward to hearing how to add Margaret to my flock!