Since our flock got down to 2, Amelia has been a stinker at night, and Dixie was getting balder all the time. I very nearly put Amelia up on Craigslist, but Dixie was so attached her I just hated to. So a couple nights ago I started telling her no no and shaking my finger at her when she was about to go after Dixie, then I'd talk to her sweetly and tell her what a good girl she was. The first night she was inclined to fight me, the second night she gave in quicker and tonight... Amelia came in second and thought about going after Dixie briefly, I said no no and told her she was such a good chicken. She practically shrugged her shoulders and settled down at the far end. I watched her for a second. Dixie watched her too, and then shuffled halfway over. Amelia glanced at me, then shuffled halfway over to Dixie. They looked at each other for a second and then settled down happily. Who knew???? If only I could train our dogs!!!