- Jan 6, 2011
I get the whole "pecking order" but I only have six hens and five are sweet and social (even if they're not entirely "cuddly") but one female (red star) is particularily agressive!She pecks at my shoes (and toes if I'm wearing sandals), will come OUT of the coop to prevent me from closing the pop-door before it's completely dark, etc. I don't trust her and we are obviously at odds as to whose the top b*%ch. We're only allowed six hens- no roosters. I'm concerned that the "removal" of Clarabelle will only encourage one of the other five to step into "Queen Hen" and be a b*%ch too. We have two young children (6 and 2 yrs) and don't want them to be afraid of the girls because of one bossy/agressive hen. Any suggestions?