I have a problem with my girls. I currently have two hens in my "big" coop (which is big enough for 4-6 hens). I have Beulah, an older Australorp, and Paisley, an EE. Then I have my two younger girls (not quite laying yet, but soon!) in a smaller tractor. I have Alice, a white leghorn, and Norma-Jean, a light brahma. Norma-Jean is our favorite, but she gets picked on. A few weeks ago I tried mixing the girls (I had another EE pullet at that time, as well) but that was a mistake. The older girls had no problems with Alice, but they did a number on Norma-Jean. Her injury was pretty bad, I was thinking of culling, but didn't have the heart. She did heal just fine, so I'm glad I "chickened" out. After I had removed Norma-Jean, the older girls went after Penny, the EE pullet, and she died. I immediately removed Alice from the coop, put her back in the tractor, and when Norma-Jean was healed, I put her back in the tractor with Alice. All was well for a week or two, and now Alice has pecked open Norma-Jean. I think with my older girls, the problem is with Paisley, the EE. Beulah is so laid back I doubt she'd be an issue. My original plan was to re-introduce the younger girls to Beulah, and put Paisley in the tractor by herself. The tractor really is too small for two LF birds. But now that Alice has been picking on Norma-Jean too, I really don't know what to do. I'd like to keep Norma-Jean, but I don't want her getting picked on. I don't want her to be alone, either. I was originally hoping everyone would get along in the coop, and I was going to get a couple of bantam hens to live in the tractor, but that's not going to happen. Maybe Norma-Jean would get along with a bantam of some sort? Maybe a silkie?