Hello, Just wondering if anyone can help me. I originally had 2 Rhode Island Reds and 1 Australorp. Recently I adopted my neighbour's Bantam. There was a bit of pecking going on but they gradually seemed to sort it out. The bantam seems to want to hang around with the flock even though she gets picked on. The Bantam used to sleep in the coop with the other 3 but since the RIRs were getting a bit bossy in the mornings, I began putting the bantam in another small coop right next to them so they can see each other in the morning but not hurt her before I let them out to free range. I've just noticed over the last few days that the RIRs are constantly pecking and charging at the bantam. They're not causing visual injury thank goodness but I feel sorry for the little bantam constantly getting picked on and chased away from food/water bowls. The RIRs seem to be seeking her out all the time, or at least while I'm out there. I have various water and food bowls around and they free range all day. It's coming into summer here in Australia at the moment. I was warned against getting another Bantam as it might only disrupt the social order even further. I hope they might just get over it soon. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do or knowledge on why the RIRs are suddenly becoming more pecky? I'm not sure if I should be putting them all in the coop together at night to force them to sort it out? Thank you for any help.