Well after everyones help all has been calm here the past 11 months, the ladies have been laying six almost every day (six hens/one rooster) and the buff finally grew up to a big beautiful rooster that no longer has to be seperated do the girls trying to kill him.I bought him young and later then the CQ'S.Now they have turned on one of the hens.The past couple of months I have been letting them out before sunset and they go back to roost after munching in the yard.One was always a little reluctant to go back in.Then I started noticing her roosting alone apart from the others.The other night she did'nt want to go back in and stayed in a thicket at my tree line.Given up I closed the coop and wished her well as we have coyotes that run around here not to mention the other predators,we live out in the country. The next morning she was alive and well walking in the yard.Same thing that night not going in, so I left her out agn.Not wanting her to get eaten the third night the wife and I got her herded back in.The next morn my wife hollered at me to go see what the commotion was in the run.The rooster started on her and the rest like to have finished her off.The back of her neck was featherless and bloody and she was hunkered down in shock.I got the others in the coop shut the door and added a small make shift coop to the run and let her get back to health. So now its the same except I let her out of the run in the morn so the rest can come out. She hangs around the yard then I will let the others out for awhile before dusk then they go in and she wont, she goes to the run. Last night she was pacing back in forth in front of the coop, the door was open to the run where she has water,feed and a roost with cover but she wanted in the coop.Seeing the others on the roost I let her in and she went in and hid in a laying box.And yes she has been laying an egg in her new abode in the run. I checked on them a couple times and all quite.Till this morn.I was watching the sunrise and enjoying my coffee when here she comes flying out the coop door into the run with buff hot on her trail peckin at her back and trying to spur her.As she is healed and not wanting her hurt agn I ran down opened the run door and she ran out happy to see me. I have been off for two months do to surgery but will not have time once i go back to guard this one chicken so once agn I am asking your advice.My friend who got me into this last year say it survival off the fittest at his house and just laughs when I tell him my stories and blames it on my " Halfbreed chickens " and by the way they are not as docile as the CQ websited claims , tho they havn't missed a beat since they started laying. Thanks agn , Rick.