Problem: I have 4 hens. My favorite girl, Annie, is getting picked on (drawing blood, major open wounds) by 2 of her flock mates. Annie, has never been like the other girls.. more brave more curious, friendly, etc. The other 3 hens hang together in the yard and mimic each other and over in the other part of the yard is my Annie doing her own thing. Annie is one of my better layers. So I am partial to her for a lot of the reasons listed. Option #1 - Cull Annie from the flock. She doesn't fit in and is getting major harm from 2 of the other hens (the 3rd hen doesn't seem to mind her at all) Annie is a great layer and one of my "mean" hens lays only about 2 times a week. (so culling Annie hurts my egg supply) With winter coming around the corner they will not be able to free range as much and Annie normally gets her injuries when the birds are cooped up. So culling Annie will leave a happy threesome for the winter months. Option # 2 - Cull the hen that lays the least and so happens to be one of the 2 inflicting the wounds on Annie. Then take the 1 remaining "mean" hen and isolate her and then re introduce her to the other 2 in a week or so. Hopefully, reorganizing the pecking order?? Any thoughts? Have I confused you? lol. I would appreciate your thoughts.