I'll admit I rushed into this.... so please spare me the "you should have known better" I've already experienced the heartbreak. That said, Please help me and my flock. The set up: a 4x8x8 coup with 10 nesting boxes. Lots of room, with access to an outdoor 10x10x10 enclosed pen. Town ordinance says no free ranging with our current zone. 11 red sexlinks - i was told when i bought them they were 3-4 weeks from starting to lay. that was 7 weeks ago. lots of trauma and stress so no idea if i was lied to about age or not, but alas no eggs. 1 Brama Rooster - younger, approx 15-20 weeks old when i got him. feathers have not fully come in and still peeps. I started out like a fireball, i got 12 sex links, 6 RI reds (year - year and a half old), and 3 brahmas (2 roosters, 1 maybe hen maybe rooster) I was told, from an experienced chicken keeper, they'll be find just throw everyone in together at dark. Day 1 - sex links seemed to protect the brahmas and the reds preferred to be outside while everyone else inside. Day 2 - one dead brahma rooster no obvious wounds. ok maybe a fluke? stress? idk (I was stupid) Day 3 - another dead brahma - my maybe hen/maybe rooster, this is the one that killed me to loose Day 3 - third brahma severely wounded, trip to the vet, stitched, and put in quarantine for 2 weeks while wound healed. Day 4-5 - five sex links had backs of heads pecked to dangerous varying degrees of wounds. Enough is enough must be the reds (phone call ensued of dude come get your hens, they're killing everyone) Everyone was tended to and is healing nicely. Fast forward - rookie mistake of dog too close to pen resulted in loss of another sex link. 3 weeks from original introduction - reds gone, no further injuries, everyone healing well and Rocky (as in Balboa cuz the little guy is a fighter) has stitches out and seems very content to be out of his dog kennel. Attempted re-introduction via crate for several days, seemed ok, let him out and he was cornered and getting his butt picked clean.... Back in the crate. second re-intro, put him in at dark and in morning same result as before (hubby kinda freaked and put in back in crate without consulting w/ me) third re-intro, again at night, morning led to me finding him bruised and bloody and a little featherless. This was this morning. currently he is in the run outside and the girls are locked in the coop. Not sure what I need to do from here. I've somewhat bonded with Rocky after all he's been through. And I really want a roo in the flock so we can hatch our own family. Suggestions??????