Okay. I have a problem. I got a new roo, a silkie. He is about the same size as our hens (golden comets and black sex link). We have five hens and they are great with us humans, however they are being very mean to the new roo. They are cornering him and pecking him while he cowers and cries. I don't know what to do. I know that they have to set a new pecking order, and with him being a little younger and looking different I new that they would single him out. I am now becoming concerned for his safety. We have been trying to protect him the best we can but it is not possible for us to be in there with them all day. Is this normal? I have never before brought in a new chicken to a brood before and I had thought that this would not be as bad.