I know that Chickens have a distinct pecking order, however, lately have been dealing with one of my little girls being really bullied by the other birds. I have had these birds 2 years and they have been together since they were chicks. I had 2 birds that the Rooster had ridden to the point they had no feathers on their backs on on their heads. I noticed that one of the birds has been bullied to the point she cannot even come out of the chicken house. I separated the 2 birds while they feathered back out...and even removed the Roo. BUT...the moment I put the hen back in the "general population" the bully behavior began again. I lost two birds this summer during the heat....and hate to have this new development. Any thoughts? I am to the point that if I could pin it down to one bird causing the problem...she may become a ""SPECIAL guest"" for dinner. At this time...I have 6 hens and a Roo. Thank you for any comments you may offer.