I have a small backyard flock (all hens), 4 months old: 5 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Goldstars(red sexlink), 1 Silver Laced Cochin, a 5 month old Buff Orpington, and 2 12 month old Buff Orpingtons... My sister in law has a chicken that is about 2 years old and is severley bullied by her other hens, to the point of bleeding and spending all her time hiding. She even stopped laying. She has asked me to take in her chicken in the hopes that I can nurse her to health and integrate her into my flock. I told her I would try (she just doesn't have the time or energy with a newborn in the house). I have set up a cage in the coop with separate water and food and have meds (essential oil home remedies actually) to help heal her injuries... just wondering if there is any advice for the process from other who have rescued abused chickens (in this case abused by hens not people)... Is it just a lost cause? The chicken started out healthy and was laying up until the last month.