For almost a year we've been working on a bully situation. We live in the city and have 5 hens -- 2 EE, 2 Buff Orpingtons, & 1 Bared Rock who all grew up together. We have 20sq ft of coop space and 100 sq ft of run. One day we came home to find one of our Buffs very bloody...they had pecked her comb and she had shaken it everywhere! It has never been the same since. We separated her to heal, which meant she had the run of the backyard. Often she'd sit by the fence next to the other hens, but they couldn't attack her. When we put her back in, the attacking started again. Since then we've tried...keeping our Buff separate (run of the backyard), letting all of them free range in the backyard, lots of greens and toys in the run to play with, Vicks on the back of her neck, pulling the instigator (the Bared Rock) out, and now pin less peepers on 2 hens who do the most pecking. The only thing that really has worked is giving all the hens free range of the yard. That, however, doesn't work for us. They completely tore up our average sized yard, not to mention the poop everywhere. We have a pool and there's nothing like the kids running barefoot through chicken poop! Our Buff is acting like she's now going broody...but who could blame her for wanting to hide in a nesting box all day! We've decided to sell one of our hens. The question now is which one. Most posts I've read suggest getting rid of the bully. We've also become very attached to our Buff from all the care giving. She is like a teddy bear who loves to snuggle. The other 4, though, get along fine when she's not with them. What to do??? Also, any advice on selling a 2.5 yr old hen? Where to post? How to ensure they're going to a good home. All of them are truly our pets and we're very sad it is coming to this. Thanks, in advance, for your thoughts and advice!