This is for a friend: I went out and found my EE pullet aged 6-7 weeks old laying dead on the ground. It wasn't acting strange beforehand and it doesn't have any real signs of injury. It must have died some time this morning. Could it possibly have been by my older hens? My pullets have been terrified of my hens who have been pecking at them quite a bit. Have chickens ever been so fierce in their pecking order that they kill chicks?