I had a small backyard flock of 5 girls... 4 are pullets, just recently started laying (3 golden comets, 1 RIR) and a year old silkie. Everything was fine.... and then, I added a (very sweet) year old Ameraucana. When I put her in, they all attacked her. So, I kept her in a wire dog cage in their run for 1 week, so they could get used to each other without being able to hurt her. After a week, I figured it was time, so at night I started putting her on the roost in the coop with the others. The first couple days of doing this, I put her back in the cage during the day and back on the roost at night. They still go after her, so she stays away from them-- and I mean at all times. She sits up on the outside roosting pole all day long (I have 2 roosting poles, one in the run and 1 in the coop.) She doesn't even come down to eat and drink because they go after her, so I go out and guard her while she eats and drinks to keep them away from her. Every night, I move her onto the nighttime roost inside the coop with the others. We've been doing this for another week (been 2 weeks total that she has been out there). Is two weeks is a long time for them to be acting like this??? What else can I do? UPDATE POST #7, STILL mean to her. What to do????