I've read something similar to this before, but when I searched for it I couldn't find it. Anyway, I've got seven chicks in the coop with my seven hens. They were raised by a broody hen in the coop, and are now 11 weeks old. They're doing great despite the fact that mother has rejected them and they basically act like their own flock. The hen that was on the bottom of the pecking order has been very oppressive to the chicks. They're fast and smart so they stay out of the way, but at night it's resulting in babies roosting in the nests even though there's plenty of room on the roost. Lily (the bottom hen) will peck any chick at eye level near her, and will walk down the roost and attack them even if they're not close to her. What do I do about this annoying hen? I know she just is trying to move up the ladder, but it's causing poop to get in the nests and babies roosting all over the place and it's super annoying. Right now I have the nest boxes covered at night, but that just means the babies are roosting on the poop board and at risk of getting pooped on.