We have a flock of hens that includes two Amber Links, one Golden Laced Wyandotte, and several ISA Browns. A year ago we separated the two Amber Links from the rest because one of them was getting beaten up. The two Amber Links got along famously until a few weeks ago, when one of them started to bleed out of her backside a little bit and was pecked at by the other. We coated her rear end with Blu-Cote but the pecking didn’t stop, so we had to move her into temporary quarters in the garage. This week we gave away the three most aggressive of the six ISA Browns when they drew blood by pecking feathers of one of their coop-mates. So we now have three colonies of hens, two with only one hen each, and the larger one with four that were low in the pecking order. As soon as I try recombining any of them there’s immediately some very aggressive pecking. Should I just let them duke it out and reestablish a new pecking order? Perhaps I’m being too sensitive about the aggressiveness of their initial reintroduction to each other. I don’t want to maintain three separate coops forever, especially since the garage is not ideal for that. Having two coops with a fence separating them (which is what we have) is fine, though. Advice?