As some of you know, I recently introduced 2 new hens to the 3 I already had, they are from the same flock but the original 3 still didn't like them. I isolated them in a small coop and let the original 3 see them for 3 days, but I had the coop for sale and someone was coming for it so I had to let them out. Any way they scratched and pecked about side by side in the garden, when evening came they were all in the big coop, I shut the hatch and left them to it, I looked in on them later and they were all on the roost side by side. Next morning let them out, again roaming the garden and pecking away, last night all seemed OK, they went in the coop and again on the roost side by side. Tonight was a different story, I looked in and 1 of the originals (Pepper) was having a right good go and 1 of the new girls, pecking at her body and head till she jumped off the roost. Then she turned to the next new girl and did the same, it was what happened next surprised me. Roxie 1 of the originals moved along the roost and started to chastise Pepper by pecking her on the head as though telling her to stop. Pepper had a sly peck at 1 of the new girls again only to get more head pecking off Roxie, then she seemed to settle down as though she had been told off. I left it a few minutes then looked in again and the 5 of them were all on the roost side by side and looked like they were OK. So it seems Roxie is the Queen, Pepper second and Dixie third, then the 2 new girls are at the moment level pegging at the bottom of the ladder.