A few weeks ago, a racoon got in my coop & killed some of my chickens. We took care ot the problem and haven't had any trouble since, but... My EE hen Phoenix was "caught" by the racoon. It didn't injure her - it must have bit at her and only got a mouthful of feathers. Her tail was almost gone with the remaining feathers broken and stripped. Her "pantaloons" were gone too. It looked like someone shaved her! The problem is that the other hens chase her away now. She used to be relatively high in the pecking order. Now she's not welcome. One of my BAs even attacked her yesterday - pinning her down and pecking at her aggressively. She does not have any open areas or sores. She has not been acting differently. Why would they be doing this to her? I was afraid that they might start to peck at her re-growing feathers, but I didn't expect them to chase her away. She is last to eat & last into the coop at night. She sneaks in to use the nest boxes. Is there anything I can do to encourage the others to let her hang around? She is a reliable layer & she's also the Smartest.