Hi there, New to the forum. I have kept hens with my mum for 7 years and now have my own little flock of three (small becuse I want them to make the most of the space we have at my place). My girls were bought together from a local breeder and have always spent time togther. There have never been any issues with establishing a pecking order, barely anything more than the odd 'squaring up' to each other. They are all about 30 weeks now and one of the three has suddenly taken a bit of a beating (her comb has been nipped rather badly but no feather damage). Were this a case of introducing new hens I'd know what to do and how to go about integrating them, but as my girls have had an amicable relationship that has suddenly changed I have no idea what's going on. The bashed hen is currently the only one laying but that's been the case for about a fortnight so I doubt it's that. They are all in excellent health too. I am going to work out who's doing the pecking asap and separate that bird until I know what's what. Any advice?