Hi, I'm Boerne Bell and I had a problem with one of my 10 week old chicks. I found her a week ago hopping around on one foot and holding her right foot up in the air. I picked her up and moved her back to the brooder where she couldn't be hurt more by the other 5 hens and a rooster. I searched on the internet and found a BYC member that had experienced the same thing. She told what she did and I followed her directions and now my hen is walking around perfectly so thanks for the info. But after a week and a half away from the other hens and rooster we put her back with them and the Rooster tried to attack her and my husband saw the rooster try to kick her in the leg!!! I don't know if that's how she got hurt or not but we quickly separated them and our chick was not hurt. I watched them for a while and the rooster kept coming back toward her and I chased him away. The other hens were cold to her return and a couple tried to peck her and I waved them away. After an hour of this I decided not to leave her with them for the night so I put her back in her brooder. I put her out last evening for the second time and again the rooster came after her and I waved him away. Another hen came up and pecked her and she pecked back and that was the end of that so I didn't interfere. For over an hour we watched them and decided to let the hens go back in the coop and since it was time for bed they all went up to roost. I let her go with them because I could see she could handle herself with them. I closed the hens in the roosting area and then let the rooster into the ground level of the coop. This morning I went out and let the rooster out of the coop and then opened the door for the hens to come down so they were still separated. I am leaving him out of the coop for today and will allow them together tonight for about an hour to see what happens. I don't want her hurt again but I would like them all together again. My question is has anyone else found that it was difficult putting a chicken back with a small flock with this type of agression from the rooster after being separated? I would love any help you could give me. We have all buff-orpington chickens which I thought would be more docile.