the bantams i just recently got have been doing a peculiar action i'd like to understand. while in the cage (3x4 wire dog crate) they duck their heads down under another cochin to get by them. it's as if they are trying to get by one another without getting their heads pecked. i have found them with all their heads under another chickens body so that all i see is a circle of hen backs and butts... also, i put their waterer up on a small childs footstool and they have taken turns sitting under the stool. when i move them to the coop with my other girls, should i put an area like the underside of the footstool for them to hide under? is this something all cochins do? another posting suggested making a run area where the bantams could get into but the bigger girls couldn't. don't really have room in the coop for private quarters but want to keep the peace. ideas?