Hello, I have just discovered this site and am enjoying it very much. There is always something to learn about our little feathered buddies. I have about 175 laying hens right now and have a question. I decided to try some Black Stars this spring and have not been real happy with them. They are agressive to each other and seem to die very easily. In answer to the anticipated questions, I have raised chickens successfully for several years, use a reputable hatchery and the birds have all of their requirements meet or exceeded. I also have 12 Red Stars without any of these problems. Has anyone else raised any Black Stars and have you had any of these problems with them? I also have Buff Orpingtons, Araucanas, White Rocks, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps and RIR. These birds are all doing great and exibit none of the behaviors that the Black Stars have shown. Is it the Leghorn in them that causes this? Thanks in advance for your comments.