I had high hopes today, well all week, that today would make a difference in my chicken world. I was very wrong!!! I am sad, and depressed at the thought of what's next! I had Ms Pissy, a 16 week old white leghorn, in solitary confinement for a week. Put her back out in the coop, while my other chickens were in the outdoor run. About 15 minutes after they seen each other, heard each other, I opened the pop door. Ms Pissy ran out, looked around, and ran up to one of my NHR and grabbed her wattle and shook. The other screamed, and got away. Then Ms Pissy ran to another and pecked her a few times in the head right near the eye. The other leghorn ran up as to say, "no way" but she pecked her, and now she backed down. Another NHR ran up along side the leghorn, and they both stood in a face off, with Ms Pissy, and she is quick, and just mean, as she pecked them both a good one. They backed down,and ran away. Okay, I ran up to the house, and grabbed my $12 flock block, I was hoping not to have to use, at that price. But took it out, and they loved it. BUT...oh yes, there's more.... The white leghorn, named purple butt, is now joining in on terrorizing the others. I thought the flock block was suppose to help? Ms Pissy is just giving herself a good long dust bath, and is oblivious to this block, or the change of order. So now all of my NHR are afraid of both hens. This has become a nightmare for me. I sure wish I had a 2nd coop. I would just put Ms Pissy, and purple butt in their own little world, and harmony would be in my chciken world again. Maybe Ms Pissy and purple butt just spent too much time isolated together while they healed that they can never be intagrated into another group. They all spent weeks together though, before the coop. Pecking order should have been established by the then??? I don't have the funds to build a 2nd coop, but any suggestions would be helpful. I am afraid now the egg laying will stop, and this just depresses me. I like having chickens but this is too much drama. What can I do??? The nearest place to have a chicken, for lack of the proper word, processed, is about an hour away. It hurts to think this is where I am at in my thinking. Ms. Pissy is so gentle with me, and my kids. She just lets me hold her, and pet her comb, wattles, and loves her back petted. Sorry so long, but just hate to see my NHR in fear all the time, and in pain from outbursts of constant atttacks. Would love to keep both Leghorns, IF I had a solution to keep them by themselves.