My banty was ill, and is now recovered. My LF RIR started being mean to her when she was ill, so I took her inside for hospitalizatio as soonas I noticed this. I understand the dynamic of the strong ganging up on the weak. Whenever I try to let them out in a pen together the RIR is so mean and frightens/hurts the banty. My BA has not acted any differently towards the banty the whole time (nice bird). Question: Will she ever stop being pecked/attacked by the RIR? I plan to re-introduce her as though she were a new bird aas soon as the weather warms. Is this nasty streak common w/ RIR? She's never been nasty to me. Although, she must be bothering the gentle BA as the BA nailed the RIR's comb one day. I've noticed the BA asserting herself more over "her" treats lately. This never happened before... What might I expect? The RIR had been attacking the ill Banty around her eyes, I can't let this go on! I can't ever imagine the Banty resuming her roll as head of the pecking order again. Unfortunately the coop and run is probably not large enough, I plan to put in branches for the banty to fly to that will be a challenge for the RIR. I'm so upset.