I'm leaving on Friday for Christmas vacation, and thought that I better nip this in the butt before issues arrise while the 'chicken newb' pet-sitter takes care of the animals. To make a long story short, Meko, the lowest of the pecking order, had a little fight with Big-Red, second or third to her. After some intense kicking and a bleeding comb, Big-Red declared heself winner and for the last 4 days has been bullying Meko. Now I'm sure this is normal pecking order stuff, and I'm sure it'll figure itself out eventually, but Meko has been terrified to come down off the roost, and with me going to be gone for a week and a half this has to stop. She stays up there ALL day, and can't get within 4 feet of Big-Red without being chased or flogged. Which is weird, cause the two were always fine with each other. The other 4 still put her in her place, but they don't intentionally seek her out the moment she steps off the roosts. Living only in an 11 by 10 chain-link dog kennel, the 5 can't afford to push another hen out of the way without feeding/drinking problems popping up. I've taken action and have placed a mini-feeder on the ladder roost, which Meko takes advantage of. The waterer, on the other hand, is on a lower level and she comepletely avoids it unless I place her next to it, mostly because Big-Red can get her from there. The others still need room to roost, too though. She gets dehydrated if I don't step in, and will sit and drink for 15 minutes after half a day of no water. How do I get Big-Red to stop?