Hi everyone, for about 3 months, we've had two golden comets. The girls are great. Love 'em. But this week, we added two new "chicks" to the flock -- a black austraulorp and an americauna. (no roosters in our hen house). The pecking order thingy is definitely underway. Hard to watch and kind of noisy. I know this is natural, but it is a little traumatizing for all involved. No surprise here, but the comets are bullying the other two around -- who are now so skittish and flighty. So, I get that it may take a week or two for them to work out their differences (all in all, while at times dramatic, it's not bloody or anything), but what happens when it's over? Will my new girls live in fear all their lives? Will they all start, for the most part, getting along? Truly, these two new ones just hide. As far as laying goes -- the comets and the americauna are laying (this is day for and so far we've gotten 2 eggs out of the americauna - the comets lay every day). The BA should start laying in a few weeks. Help! I'm so new to this and feel awful for my new chickens!