My coop is more than adequate for my 4 egg laying hens, but the problem is, where 1 lays an egg, they ALL must lay an egg.
My Cochin is very bossy and pushes others out of the spot-of-the-day. The problem is, my Marans alpha hen won't move for her so my Cochin has started to peck at the Marans' comb to get her to move.
I've noticed bloody patches on my Marans' comb before, but I thought she'd just gotten caught on something. This weekend, I found 2 very bloody chickens in my coop, and I realized it was my Cochin doing the damage. I'm sure it's very bad for my poor Marans hen, and I don't want my Cochin, who is already broody, to terrorize the other hens.
I have no idea what to do. Any suggestions?