As the chicks get older (5.5 weeks) I am running into more trouble. So the mean baby rooster is being raised separately (see thread in raising chicks) and his destiny is still undetermined. Now, one of the four older hens, not the mother, is bullying the other chicks. She will chase them anywhere when she knows where they are,even during free ranging. They alert each other as if it were a hawk. I am sure she has wounded the other one (other thread, sorry). She also doesn't allow them in the coop in the evening unless I am managing the whole process. It drives me nuts and this has never happened with other chick(en)s that I raised in the past in the same coop. Will this get better? Both chicks and hens form different groups during free ranging., even though one hen raised them. I am sorry for all the questions, I have never had such a mess and the harmony that I loved so much is gone.