I have searched and tried to follow the advise given here but it seems that it is just not meant to be. At the beginning of November I received two polish chickens from a fellow BYCer and confined them in my chicken tractor for three weeks. I then moved them into the coop with the other girls but separated them in a wire dog crate. They were in the crate for about one week. I am home from work on Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun so I decided to let them out with the other chickens on Thursday. The first day they would not venture out of the coop but they did on Friday. There were a few squabbles but nothing major between all the girls. Then I come home from work on Monday and one of the polish is almost bald!!! I really dont want to keep the polish in my tractor over the winter as I have no way to heat it. I also dont want them to have to live in a dog crate in my coop forever because I cannot hang my waterer in the coop when the crate is in it and it is not fair to the polish. The top two hens are my golden comets and they were doing the most picking when I was home to see. Can I move them into the tractor till my 3 other girls get used to the polish and then reintroduce the comets and them not pick on the polish? Sorry this is so long but I need some help here!!! S.