- Apr 26, 2017
I have 4 5 month old hens (2 Barred Rock, 2 Ameraucana) the 2 Barred Rocks are definitely the head girls, one more than the other, but both definitely have always run the show. We've had all 4 since they were 1 day old and they've lived together ever since. The 2 BR have started to lay eggs and the Ameraucanas have not. Recently, the head BR, Dorothy has been EXTREMELY aggressive to the the Ameraucanas to the point where she has some of their feathers stuck in her mouth Is this a new egg laying thing? I'm really hoping it's temporary as the 2 Ameraucanas now hide in the back of the coop and are less social to me. Any advice or is this just a social pecking order thing?