I've got one Silkie in with my others. A white one. It's always been extremely docile and gentle. We just recently (5 days ago) combined our hens and pullets and everything was going well. Had to remove an aggressive Porcelain rooster because he would not let anyone eat. Other than that, no issues. Then today all of a sudden 5 or 6 of the hens have decided they want to spend every waking second torturing the silkie. I noticed that it did not come out to eat this morning. We have two coops that are side by side, one for nestboxes, waterer and feeders, the other is just their sand floor and roost bars. The silkie was in the nestbox house all day. I finally went out a few minutes ago to see what it was doing and it was hiding in between two nestboxes (there is like a 4 inch space) when I pulled it out immediately the larger ones ran in, chased it into a nestbox and 4 of them were poking and pecking the silkie's face. I did not see any blood but considering the size difference (EE, Australorp,etc) they could easily hurt the silkie just by standing on it. I put it in with the banished bantam rooster in a large rabbit cage for a while. They are not bothering any of the other pullets, just her. I'd really like to have one flock, not separate but I would never forgive myself if I go out there one day and the little silkie is in the corner dead or badly injured. Should I just stick her back in and hope they stop?