In May we got three chicks: a White Jersey Giant, a Dominique, and a Buckeye. In June we got nine more: two Black Sex Links, and seven Red Sex Links. The three original ones were a pretty good size when we got the other nine. Well, the Jersey turned out to be a rooster, but that's okay. I adore our original three, Matthew, Esther, and Ruth. The other day I went out to check on them (usually the kids tend to them) and I noticed Ruth, the Buckeye, hiding her head in the corner. I tried scaring her out of there, but she went straight for another corner. After I got in there I realized she had been pecked, to where there was some blood on her face. It looks like the others went after her comb. As I was holding her, a couple of the Red Sex Links came at her, and Ruth started freaking out. I immediately brought her inside and she had stayed here until today when I read that I should remove the bully and not the one being bullied. So, I take Ruth back out and almost immediately one of the Red Sex Links came after her. I grabbed that one and brought it in. When I went back out, I realized that the one I had brought in wasn't the only one picking on Ruth. I put Ruth up in the nesting boxes, where she is still in hiding. I don't understand since Ruth is older than the Reds, and she isn't smaller than them, either. We're planning on adding more room to the run as soon as we get the materials, but there's still a good amount of room in the one they're in. They have food they can scratch for to occupy them, as well as whatever bugs run through there. Obviously we can't separate half of our flock from each other to stop the bullying. Oh, since we have pulled the one out, though, she has been throwing a fit. She does not like being away from the others. Ruth is really scared, and has stayed in the same place since I put her back in the run. I've read other posts where there's just one hen picking on a smaller or younger one. But what about when one of the original three is being picked on by three or four of the younger ones?