Our little bantam Cochin (raised by our Japanese bantam hen) began laying about a week and a half ago. Today, she decided to kick and fight with her "mother". The two have sparred off and on all day, and finally the Cochin grabbed a wattle and drew blood. Our OEGB hen pretty much stays clear of this. I'm curious if there is some sort of attempt at re-establishing the pecking order, as my Japanese bantam has always been "lead hen" for the bantam trio?? Also, is this due to some hormonal thing since she began laying recently??? -never had this happen with the standard gals. (also, she is the only one of my flock to have been raised by a mother hen) Any and all suggestions, ideas, or explanations are welcome!