Hello, So I have six chickens that are all 4 months old and have all been raised up together since they were a day old. (3 different breeds, 2 of each). They have quite a nice sized coop, 6' deep x 5' wide and 5' tall as well as a fenced yard approximately 15' x 10'. Today when I went outside to fill their waterer and feeder I noticed 5 of them picking on one! I sat there with them and watched and then scolded them when they tried to pick on her again. They would stop while I was in there but as soon as I would walk out of the fenced area they would pick on her again! I read a bunch of information on the internet for some ideas and learned about how people will remove the biggest one or two bullies...but in this case pretty much all five of them are bullying her....so I can't really remove the one or two main bullies because they're ALL doing it! I even followed someone's advice that I found on here from years ago and pinned one down on it's side for about a minute as soon as it tried to hurt her and told her to peck her back! (she didn't peck her back, she just looked at me as if to say thanks...but no thanks) So she's been hiding in the corner of the yard all day because they keep chasing her over there as if to tell her to stay in her place. It's making me so mad....I'm thinking of ditching the 5 meanies and getting her some new friends. I don't want to keep a bunch of bullies and reward them for picking on her by removing her from the herd....this all reminds me of that movie 'Mean Girls'. (the little punks) Anyway, I put them all to bed tonight and watched them closely through the wooden slats on the coop door...(some of them saw me as I gave them the evil eye as if to tell them that they'd better be good or it would be a new home for them!)....But it was so sad! She would be in the corner all alone and then would slowly walk over to them a couple of times (and then one would get up and scare her to her corner) but then finally she succeeded to get closer to them yet kept a good 2 foot distance while they all snuggled together;.... all the while she would make eye contact with me through the wooden slats as if she were asking....why doesn't anyone want to be friends with me anymore?! Well I couldn't stand it anymore...it was too depressing... so I opened up the coop door and picked her up and put her in a nice cozy cage in the garage where there are space heaters and no one can pick on her..... I'm just wondering if anyone has any suggestions....should I ditch the other 5 terds? I am so frusterated because they are all so SUPER tame and I've spent 4 months raising them up to just give them away?! Some more info: Her name is Cookie, she is 100% healthy, and she is the largest and most full feathered hen that I have! I really don't understand this nonsense....maybe they're all being mean to her because they are female and they're jealous that she's the prettiest chicken..... I'm out of ideas....I'm about to either give the 5 away or.....let her be free range and get her a brand new friend to run around the yard with.... Pecking orders suck! I gave away 10 chickens that I had raised up since they were one day old because they were picking on these 6 chickens!! (the 6 chickens that I have now were two months younger and the big ones were trying to kill the little ones)...My philosophy with my animals has always been.....get along or GET OUT!