We got 4 hens Buff Orpingtons, 1 rooster Buff Orpington and a runt just thrown in. We have had them for a week. They had all been together when we got them. I had wanted Americauna because of the colored eggs. My husband bought 2 and put in the coop with the other 6. They are being so mean to the Americauna hens, they hardly get off the roost. Everytime they do they get pecked. The smaller of the 2 flew out of the coop nad stayed out over night. Roosted on the outside nesting boxes. But the poor thing we have 2 bantam that free range (that bantam hen) was even mean to her so she flew back into coop with the others. Today they were hungry so i stayed in the coop and kept the others away while they ate some. It sad they are being so mean. Is ther anything I can do to stop it. We will probably let them free range after nest week. Was giving them time in coop so they will know where to come roost. Any suggestions ? Hope it will get better when we free range. These are my Americauna My Rooster Part of the flock These are my bantam the rooster isn't mean to her but the little hen was ? Any suggestions would be appreciated..