Hi guys i could do with some help i have 4 chicks at 11 weeks (arucana ) and some maran mixes at 8 weeks. I already had some ginger hybrids that are almost a year old and have been laying excellently. Well i introduced the younger ones together first. Took a couple of days to settle but all good. The maran xs took to pecking the araucana, and they just hide alot even though they are a little bigger and older. Now they all perch together. I introduced them into the established flock in their own pen. So they could all see each other but couldnt touch. The gingers were like houdinis always finding ways to get in with them and bullied them alot. After 2 weeks i added an escape hatch so they could go into the main run when they wanted and had some where to escape when needed. Its been several weeks and the gingers are eating their feathers especially the poor araucana who are terrified of them. They never leave their coop. They continually pluck the younger birds. Im at my wits end with them. They are getting to big for the small escape area. As for the feather eating they get plenty of mealworms and sunflower seeds and cracked corn. For the gingers they are having a high protein layers pellets. So im not sure what other protein i can give to see if it stops. Or it may just be that they are bullies Has anyone got any other help how to get them all to get along??? Im running out of ideas!