Hi everyone, I'm new to all this chick raising- my babies came home on Wednesday (and were 1 day old when I got them). I have 1 (Ameraucana) who is bigger than the others and showing some early 'maleness'. What really worries me is "his" constant pecking. This chick will not let the others (1 black Australorp and 1 Rhode Island Red) rest for a minute! "He" doesnt seem to be hurting them- they don't fight back or try to get away from "him"- but they can't eat or even sleep in peace. As soon as they fall asleep, they are woken up by the pecking. Is this normal 'pecking order' behavior or should I stop it (by getting rid of the pecker- I can't have a rooster so it's either get rid of it now or wait and see if it really is a rooster and get rid of it later). If it is a female who is just more aggressive, do I want to get rid of her anyway to have a more peaceful flock, or is this bothering me more than it is bothering them? Thanks for any feedback- like I say, I am very new at this!