Hi, My free-range birds have adopted a rose bush hedge as a place to lay eggs and hatch out chicks. (You can meet Rosie and her kids in the Raising Chicks forum.) It's a huge hedge and all the birds like to be inside it. Yesterday I heard low moaning coming from within the hedge and peeking through the branches I saw my white hen and a black hen close together. Turns out the white hen was sitting on eggs, and the black hen was pushing her and trying to get on top???? The white hen was pecking the black hen. OH NO!!! Of course, they're 6' in the bushes, so I can't do anything. Finally the black hen moved off and the white hen settled down on the eggs. Is this normal behavior? Do you think they both laid eggs in the nest and now both want to sit on it??? Any insight is appreciated.