Hi everyone. I have 5 bantam leghorns and 1 roost. Its more of a ladder. Its 3 feet long and 2 feet wide. It has 3 rungs on it. Yesterday when I went out to the coop at night, just before they roosted down and got comfy I notice my dominate chicken sit there and peck any hen that got near her on the roost. I had to keep smacking a stick on the fence to get her attention so she would leave the others alone and so they could actually get on the roost. One hen was actually on top of the nesting boxes which has a 45 degree top on it. Was almost kinda funny watching her try to keep her balance while trying to sleep. Anyway, my question is this, what can I do to stop the dominate hen from making everyone get off the roost? Also, this dominate hen is the only one that is laying right now and I was wandering if maybe the others weren't laying because of her doing this? I know there are alot of other variables to laying eggs for chickens but provided everything else was ok would this pose a problem to the other hens. Second part of the question. I'm sure I can put a second roost in there, *somehow*, and basically give Queeny her own roost to sit on but is that really the answer. If I left out any information you need just let me know and I'll get it. Thanks for the help. P.S While I'm at it I might as well as what this behavior means. Sometimes my hens will put a wing down to the ground and, on the same side, raise a leg. Not quiet sure what it means and I'm not even sure if they are doing it to me or someone else.