I've got bullies. One after another. I just don't understand. I only have a few hens, currently I have three adults and three 14 week olds that one of the adults raised. I had a bully about a month ago who was so bad, I had her put down. I thought I finally had peace and harmony but now one has gone broody and another one is just beating the $#@%$ out of her. This morning, I lifted the broody off the nest and set her down and the bully jumped onto her and was clawing and pecking at her and ripping out beaks full of feathers. I'm ready to give up. I thought having a few hens in my backyard would be fun. Everyone else seemed to be doing it. I've tried the isolation thing. (That doesn't work so well when you only have a few hens.) I tried the peepers. I've trimmed beaks. I mean I've tried it all. I just don't get it. It has to be something I'm doing wrong to cause this. But what??? And they are Buff Orpingtons. I thought they were supposed to be sweet. If you have advice, I'd love to hear it. I'm really at my wits end. The bully is in a pen but can still see the other hens. Do I put a peeper on her and put her back? Do I isolate the broody? I guess I could try and break the broody. I just don't know what to do. If the one getting bullied wasn't the sweetest thing in the whole wide world, I'd turn a blind eye and let them just kill each other. Or maybe that's the easiest solution. Course, what do I do then when I'm down to one. Give her away? I've invested a lot of blood, sweat and tears and $$'s to make this work. I'd like to make it work. But I'm really frustrated.