My first post ever and I am hoping that some of you may be able to shed some light on my current chicken situation. This is our first year with chickens, and we started with two chicks (one polish and one silkie, raised inside because it was winter). They were within two weeks apart in age (now almost 6mo.), and grew up together. They follow each other around like lost puppy chickens. Our polish is a hen, and it's looking like we have a silkie roo(which we JUST found out). We then added some laying hens to our flock (currently have 6 hens...3 Bantam Wyandotte, 2 Americaunas and 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte.). The hens were outside as the little ones grew. Eventually we made the two youngsters their own coop/run, next to the hens within sight for exposure...as I have heard that's a good way to start introducing new chickens. We let the chicks hang in the yard with the hens for short periods of time and as you probably already know.... My silkie is getting picked on by almost all the hens. And they are still young (in my mind) and I can't help but break it up. So we continue to keep them seperated from the "adults". However as of lately, we've found that now the polish, (who grew up with the silkie) is bullying the silkie a little too. Obviously not bullied bad enough, because when we separate them... They are constantly trying to get to each other! After a little research, we decided to try to add another silkie (creating a trio, 2silks and one polish) to try and create a silkie alliance! Now the polish is picking on the new silkie, so we put her with the hens. And that seemed to go well actually. Aside from the polish being loud and trying to crawl through the fence to her old home. While I was at work today my boyfriend put our oldest silkie with the hens as well because he said she was also beginning to bully the new silk. I believe all the hens, oldest silkie and polish had free range of the yard during this time, and I'm guessing that's why it wasn't a problem. But when I put them all back into the run together, three of our hens went at our oldest silkie... Bad... So I put her back with new silk. So that's what's happening! Any advice/input is appreciated! Also, wondering if I can ever get them to live together peacefully?