Can the order that chickens start laying change the pecking order? Although I'm not 100% certain I think my first chicken to lay is one on the lower end of the pecking order. The chickens in the middle are now squatting, and the "top hen" still isn't doing anything. Will this mean that the pecking order will change? My black sex link that has always been on the low end of the pecking order is now being really mean and actually made my sweetest chicken bleed this evening. I shooed my hand at her (the BSL) and held her down to show her that I'm boss like I use to do with my mean red sex link. But what do I do? Nothing? It's hard to see them being mean to each other. My coop is so full of drama! It never use to be like this. I know they are crazy hormonal teenager though so I'm trying to leave them alone. They are all 17.5wks old and 4 out of 6 are squatting. The mean BSL just started squatting today.