I have 22 hens and 1 rooster, I have several large breeds. My live-in boyfriend called me at work and told me one of our buff orpington hens was unlively and so he thought she was smothered or dehydrated. He lifted her up and took her to water and noticed a big wound on back of her neck(penetrated the flesh ) I was so sad when he told ne this..he said he thinks she got pecked to death (he had to put her out of misery). Such a sad day, they are 24 weeks old and I watch them and care for them every day, NEVER seen any of the other hens beating up on her..has anyone had this ever happen? All my hens are in a big mobile coop with huge fenced in run, so I can't believe itd be another animal..thx for any thoughts! I will also note that we lost another buff a cpl months ago due to it getting smothered, maybe they are low on the pecking order?? Other hens just disregard them?? Very sad because they are my favorite of the 5 breeds I have!! Thanks for any opinions/thoughts!