Hey there, This is a bit of an odd post, I know my partner and I are a bit abnormal when it comes to our pet chickens, but we would really appreciate some advice. We recently lost one of our two girls, Stella, had to be euthanized due to old age and multiple health complications decreasing her quality of life. Our remaining girl Reese started living in the house in the evening and spending the day in the run after Stella passed. Since losing Stella, Reese has gotten quite lonely, often waiting at the fence for us to get home from work and frequently checking for Stella in her old hiding spots. We decided it was time to get another hen. Due to both Stella and Reese being rescues (My boyfriend found Reese wandering the woods near a construction site bald and hungry, Stella had a prolapsed vent that was picked apart by other chickens) we decided to get another rescue. We made a post locally looking for a hen friend for Reese and got many replies. We ended up taking a hen that was being bullied (held down and having feathers pulled out, not being allowed access to roosting or food) and named her Logan. Logan had lots of wounds and needed antibiotics but was otherwise given the ok from our vet and is expected to heal normally. Now Logan has finished her antibiotics and mostly grown her feathers in, we are working on introducing the two. Last time we did this was easy with Reese and Stella, Reese is queen bee, where as Stella would run from finches passing her coop, Reese was in charge and Stella just followed her around. Reese and Stella had a little head pecking from Reese when we let them out in the yard together, very minimal problems, and in no time they were dust bathing together and sharing food. Logan and Reese have not gotten along quite so smoothly. Reese has been bullying Logan, bumping into her and jumping on her, it seems very aggressive. Though they are quite interested in each other and seem fine when there is a barrier between them. Currently they are both sleeping in different dog crates in the house. Logan free roams the backyard in the day and Reese has the run. Logan vocalizes excessively to Reese during the day. My boyfriend is convinced that Logan needs more time to grow her feathers in and then Reese will "get over it" and they'll be fine. I'm much more of a worrier and am concerned they hate each other. I know this isn't the typical set up for chickens and we do things a bit abnormally, but what can I do to help these girls get along? We love them both and want to have a happy family again. Thank you!