I have a 1 yr old beautiful barred rock hen who has suddenly started chasing some of the other girls around. I completely understand the whole pecking order thing, but she isn't just taking jabs, she is chasing one in particular away from the food and water and attacking and chasing her. The one she is the meanest to is my little silkie hen that I have had the longest. It might be because the silkie is broody and isn't out with the flock as much, but I do go and remove her from the nesting box at least 3-4 times a day so I know the others still are seeing her and she is still eating and drinking. I don't want to part with the barred rock, I am attached to all my chickens.. They are our pets and not for dinner. But it isnt fair to my silkie that is a little sweetheart and I've had a long time now. I just don't know what else to do. I tried removing the barred rock for 4 days and reintroducing her because I was hoping it would knock her down a notch and she would have to re establish her spot in the pecking order... It didn't work. Do hens sometimes turn mean? She is for sure a hen, she lays eggs, not a rooster. Should I give up and rehome her?