About two or close to three months ago my mother came home with a box and said it was for me to see. Ok so I was still trying to guess what it was before she would come inside and show me. I didnt really expect it to be what they were until she showed me. Most recent we had lost our final little parakeet. It was upsetting but then of course our lives turned around again. Well it had turned out that she knew people with chickens. Because of a brush fire in their area most of their chickens didnt make it. I dont think from then on they could raise more. So the lady's husband turned to my mom and said would you like to take them. Surely she had thought to pick out of the four which to take. She said one of them looked at her and her little friends with this hey dont forget me kind of look. So there we were with four new little ones to care for 2 black and 2 light brown. That was like I said three months ago or so. They were doing great as a unit and getting along fine. Even sleeping in the same perch areas at night in the cage. Their coop isnt ready yet. We assumed things would go from great to even more wonderful having them. But as of two days ago our Black ones...most particularly the shortest tailfeather one began attacking our Fluffy brown one. I dont know how it all started. I didnt think from one day to the next things would change to what they are. I looked around for info on what to do with aggressive hens. I tell you the second black one started to join in. I think the other brown one...little one of sorts isnt too involved in the pecking order. These two right now I fear if I let them out might actually end up killing the one they hate. What can I do with these aggressive hens aside from giving them away ourselves and getting a male? I read I should let them handle it by themselves but seeing one of them just run in fear makes me want to step in but I have no clue how to. Any advice or tips? We are all fairly knew to hen raising ourselves.