Okay, I have BO's that are 2 years old and EE's and SLW's that are almost 1 year old. The Bo's and SLW's have turned on my EE's. They have stripped the EE's of their cheek/beard feathers as well as almost all of their tail feathers too!! I spent quite some time out in the coop a couple of weeks ago watching the behaviors. I noticed that the hens were all trying to use just 4 nest boxes. So I doubled the amount of nest boxes to 8. Then I realized that there was a lot of squabbling over roosting space so I installed another roost on the oposite site of the coop at the same hight as the regular roost. The picking still continues!! I have an 8x12 coop (8x10 is used for housing the chickens). My flock consists of 18 standard sized hens and 2 bantams (1 silkie hen and 1 silkie roo). I clean it daily. There is always fresh food and water. They have access to an outdoor run from 8am to 8pm everyday. What am I doing wrong??!!?? I currently have 7 chicks with my silkie in the basement. I will re-home at least 7 of my cuurent flock (5 BO's and 2 SLW's). Please give me advice in order to stop this insanity!!!