I've posted about this situation just recently and was hoping for a good outcome. Well, it got worse. To make a long story short....I have a small flock of 6 chooks, 3 older hens and 3 that are 10 months old. One of the younger ones started to attack an older hen that was very docile and very much loved by the other two older hens. Anyway, it got to the point there was blood being splattered on the coop walls by Tallulah attacking the comb of Pearl. (older hen) I found myself outside in the cold watching how it was going, and it wasn't good. At one point another young hen Maudette started to go along with Tallulah against Pearl. Well, after 3 days of it not getting better, I had to make a decision, and I was torn on whether I should isolate Pearl and put her in the "baby coop" (which is alongside the regular coop with a connecting door) with another hen so she wouldn't be alone, OR put the perp and her sidekick in the other pen. Why should Pearl be isolated? I put the two perps - Tallulah and Maudette into the other smaller pen and closed it off so Pearl and the other 3 could retain some kind of peace. So far, it's been OK. Tallulah is making a fuss, but I don't care about that. I feel bad, because she was a baby that I raised, but she got SO MEAN !! Especially towards an older hen that I really care for. My question: Did I do the right thing? Should it have been the other way around? I know Pearl is enjoying her freedom within the flock again. But did I mess up the dynamics of the flock? Should Tallulah be separated like that? They can see each other. And most importantly, if this would work, HOW LONG does it take to break the mind set of a chicken hell bent on trying to seek Pearl's spot? Will I "break" her this way? If this even works??????? I swear, this should be a soap opera.... Does anyone have any experience with a situation like this? Any suggestions? I would appreciate any advice! And...........NO, I will not put the offending hen in a stew pot.