Help! I have 4 chickens; 2 barred Plymouth Rock (Astrid and Dixie), 1 white laced red Cornish (Hickory), and 1 white sultan D'uccle bantam (Ophelia). Ophelia is definitely the smallest and very obviously at the bottom of the pecking order. A few weeks back, I came out to find one of her feet pecked raw with the top hard layer of skin pecked off and the feathers pecked off of the quills from her adorable booted foot. Hickory, who is our only meat bird and has increasingly been the crankiest bird ever, and one of our barred Plymouth attacked her at once and poor Ophelia just sat there and took it. We brought her inside and set up a crate for her while her foot healed. Well, her foot is healed and I think she's gained some weight because she's not being chased off from the foot and even laid her first egg at 10 months old. I live in Utah so it's shifted to colder weather since she was living outside last. We try to take her outside as much as possible but she has to have a physical barrier between her and the other chickens otherwise they'll peck at her. We can't keep her inside anymore. I'm sure it's not great for her and it's a lot of upkeep for us. I just have no idea how to reintegrate her back into the coop without her getting attacked again. I love Ophelia, she's so cute and sweet. She will never fight back. I really want to make this work. I've read that you can take out some chickens for a couple days and let the pecking order re-establish with the remaining chickens. Also that having two different feeding areas is helpful so that they're not getting chased away from the single food source. We will be processing Hickory in a couple weeks so soon it will just be Ophelia and the two barred Plymouth sisters. How can I reintroduce Ophelia to the flock in a way that won't stack the odds against her? Are those methods I listed above good ones? I need help, please!!! And thank you!!!