I am a long-time reader of BYC but a first-time writer! Despite circumstances for writing the post, I am excited to officially join the community! I recently adopted 2 four-month-old pullets (Ameraucana and Rhode Island Red) from a coworker's backyard flock. The first week I separated them from my 3 Ameraucanas, who are almost two years old. The new birds seemed healthy and had no visible problems. Everyone could see each other through some chicken wire and on multiple occasions I saw my older birds being quite aggressive - charging at the new girls behind the fence, squawking loudly, fluffing up their feathers, etc. Now everyone is together and the 5 birds have free reign in my large backyard. I'm still seeing signs of aggression, three weeks after bringing the new pullets home, and two weeks after combining the flock. I know this is normal behavior when establishing a new pecking order, but I am worried about the physical damage to my two new girls' beaks. I've noticed that both new chickens have various scabs (?) on their beaks. This is a new occurrence which I believe is the result of being pecked at by the older birds, but hoping for confirmation from someone who has seen this in their own flock. I don't think it's pox or canker, but not 100% sure this is what a beak scab looks like. Please tell me: Is this a scab from an injury? Will the beak heal normally? Any necessary steps to take to prevent permanent beak damage? Timeframe for recovery? I would also love any tips for soothing the tension between the older girls and newer girls. They all free range all day in a large backyard with grass, trees, etc. I have multiple waterers and feeders at different locations. I'm not sure what else I can do to help.