I recently ordered my first small flock – 4 pullets to be picked up from a reputable hatchery/farm specializing show and rare breeds in late March – and now I'm having a crisis over my selection of a Barred Rock. I picked breeds on the basis of cold hardiness, friendliness, suitability for confinement, dual purpose. BR seemed to hit those, and I recognize it as a great, All-American breed. While I hear barred rocks described a docile and good with people, I see A LOT of anecdotal reports of BR s being unfriendly, mean, dominant, anti-social and bossy with other birds. The other breeds I have I understand are very docile, meek even – EE, Swedish Flower, and Buff Orp. I understand the need for jockeying for a pecking order. But I don't the other three to incessantly bullied by a BR in coops and run battles. I'm thinking about swapping out the BR for another breed and wanted to hear thought of experienced chicken keepers. Thank you.