I have a small coop, so when we lost one chicken to a coyote, we acquired a blue wheaten Ameraucana (26 wks old). We have a flock of 4 (23 weeks old) who have been together since they were chicks. After a 30 day quarantine, our new pullet Muffin sat in a second tractor next to the flock for a while. Started putting them in the same run for a few days with a fence separating Muffin from the rest of the flock, but Muffin forced the integration issue when she jumped the fence to go lay her egg in the coop twice in a row, so we actually ended up putting her in the coop at night earlier than we intended. Fast forward to a week later: Muffin no longer gets sat on and attacked by all the chickens. I built a bigger tractor that is 8 x 8 for them to range in the yard when I am at home. Muffin still gets chased intermittently by the others, and gets pecked at but it is no longer where I fear for her safety. The question is this: are they eventually going to get along, or is this situation the best I can hope for for the lone Muffin? She is so traumatized by the initial attack that she would freak whenever one of the flock ventures towards her, and most of the time they were not even interested in pecking her. When they are out of the tractor foraging and turning up dirt, Muffin would stay a safe distance away, and in fact would choose to hang out with the humans. When she roosts at night, she would wait till the flock gets comfortable, then venture out of the nesting box where she hides to fly up to the roost, but she is again separated ( we have a T-shaped roost) from the flock. I caught her squeezing into the nesting box with Tiny, our sex link, the other day, but I still see Tiny pecking her a few times a day, so it is not as if Tiny is now all chummy with her. As far as the chicken world goes, would this be a success story, should I give them a little more time, or should I feel really bad about putting Muffin into a situation where she is constantly in fear of the flock that she is forced into sharing her existence with? She is laying 3-4 eggs week so far, so I imagine she is not that stressed. I just hate seeing her being ostracized. OK I am anthropomorphizing a little. What do you all think?