I've been wanting chicks for a long time, and finally got some almost a week ago. Two of them are Rhode Island reds, and one is a Golden sex-link - I would have liked more but local ordinances only allow up to 3 with my acreage. They're nearly 3 weeks old; the reds are smaller than the golden (almost 1/3 smaller actually!) , but they keep ganging up on her, 2 against 1. The golden's got a small bald patch on one of her wings now, and I spot those two rascals pecking at her at least once a day in the past week. They've been hatched and raised together on the farm they came from, so I'm pretty sure that it's not a "new hen in the flock" problem- is there a way to stop them from pecking at her so persistently? Or is this tolerable behavior? Perhaps I'm worrying too much, but I'd like them all to be happy one way or another. I have speculations they're just bored and full of energy- it's been raining on and off for the past week, I've only really been able to let them out in the green and barn for a limited amount of time. Is there a possibility they'll let up once I can take them out more? (sorry, I know it's quite a vague question ...) Any advice is appreciated, this newbie would be ever so grateful!