Hi there! I am new to the forum and pretty stinkin new to chicken raising as well. We have a very small group of hens we keep just for eggs for our little family. We purchased three black sexlink pullets last spring and just got two ISA brown hens. I have read all the advice (unfortunately a bit late) about keeping the old and new hens separated but we just don't have the room to do so. We did introduce the new hens after the old ones were roosting and have been letting them have the whole backyard as they get to know each other. One of my new hens is extremely timid and submissive and now (day 3) had a small injury on the back of her comb. Is there anything I can do short of housing her in my own house or giving her away? Things are finally calming down a bit in the pecking order and I don't want to go through introducing her again if I can avoid it. She is as sweet as can be and I would love to keep her but not if she is just gonna get pecked to death!