So anyway . . . I had a bossy hen that was really making a lot of noise every time she laid an egg. I had some hens that were getting pecked pretty badly just above their tails. I gave the noisy hen away. The next thing I know, the bald hens, who were starting to heal have red skin above their tails again and there is another noisy hen. My question is (and I'm afraid I know the answer) does noisiness and alpha-ness go together? If I get rid of this noisy hen, will another take her place and be mean to the four girls who seem to be in the lower social order? I have a feeling that I can keep getting rid of hens until I have two left and one will be picking on the other.