Help, please! I have two BPR hens and one light brahma roo. I've just watched them eating and my favorite girl (Phillipa) is definitely at the bottom of the pecking order. (Her comrade in arms, Gertrude, was killed by a neighborhood dog about two months ago.) The other hen, Vera, is best buds with the roo, Alberta (when we named him, we were operating under the assumption that our guaranteed group of pullets were actually all pullets, and it's kind of stuck, but for clarity's sake, we'll go with Albert here). Vera's like Albert's prison b*tch. Albert looks like he couldn't care less who eats when, but as soon as Phillipa gets remotely close to the food, Vera chases her away and Phillipa gets this terrified look. Today, I saw Vera actually bite Phillipa on the head. There has been blood, broken feathers, comb damage, but we assumed it was Albert getting too physical with the mating process. My husband just witnessed a second incident with Vera biting Phillipa so hard that Phillipa screeched! The only time Albert really seems to care about what's going on with Phillipa is when we go near her - I got a nasty bite on my hand from Albert the last time I picked Phillipa up, and he just went after my husband when he was trying to shoo V & P apart with his foot. As much as I hate to separate them for warmth's sake, we're putting Phillipa in a crate in the garage so she can convalesce. I'm going to get more hens in the spring, so hopefully that will help, too. Any suggestions?