I had two astrolorps that would pick on my chickens all day long, I got sick of it and moved them to my moms for the summer, then this fall back home and yep they went right at it again, beating up on all the chickens. I will not deal with 2 witches that will notify nice, off they went to a new home. It's get along or get out. I put eggs under my broodys to hatch out, I do not have a rooster so I buy fertilized eggs for 3.00 a dozen from a local gal. This way they grow up in the mix and play well together. Adding to a already established coop can be very hard. It took me all summer to get my girls to play nice with the pullets I ordered. Of course those two girls are gone lol. The pullets turned out to be the best egg layers! RIR and EE spells awesome egg layers!
My top hen (quite the witch) is also an Australorp! They seem to be so mean! She's nice to me, but then I'm not a chicken...lol
My Ameraucana is turning out to be a great layer, too! Every single day, which I wasn't expecting.