Why are my hens fighting? I have 3 pekin hens who have started laying in the last few months and they have all gotten along well. Now however, the largest one has been attacking the smallest one and the medium sized one who I usually the most docile and is the biggest ones sister helped peck her a bit too. No reason, I just turned around and the big one was attacking the little one. She pecked at her face near her eyes and drew blood, pulled out feathers and jumped on her with the little one cowering underneath her. I know I shouldn't but I couldn't watch it so I pulled the little one away and have now locked the big one in the coop on her own until nightfall. I dont know what to do? Why are they fighting? Is the big one trying to show dominance? I was worried she (the littlest one who used to be leader of the flock when they were young) might be sick but other than a pale face, she seems fine! Is there any reasons for a pale face? She has always been pale but I feel like she is even paler now...? :/ someone help? I really dont have a clue what to do and am not really in the right mental state to deal with too much more stress at the moment. Why do chickens have to be such a hassle! What can I do?