Well ... We are new to chickens and have chosen 4 Buff Orpingtons and 4 Easter Egger Ameraucanas. So far, we've had the chicks all of 5 days and the EE's are kind of ... mean. They occasionally want to peck the Buffs on the butt and flap their wings at them. I'm hoping the Buffs grow real quick because at full weight they'll easily outweigh the EE's by a good 2 pounds. Anyone out there have sassy EE's? Is this normal? Do they get nicer later? We initially wanted them for their colored eggs, but I'm not impressed with their behavior. Also, one of the EE's is missing feathers in a virtual lengthwise stripe down her tummy. Anyone know why? Is she ok?