To start with: we have one roo and one hen, who is currently laying. Our friend has given us three baby chickens a few weeks ago, and they've always been locked up in the coop. They never roost, they always huddle in the corner. I've also bought four pullets two weeks ago and put them in. The original roo bosses them all around, pecking them and running up minding everyone elses business. Anyway, as usual the original hen and the roo jumped up on the roost to go to sleep, and the four pullets I bought jumped up and were immediately pecked down by the hen, and retreated to the nesting boxes like usual (by the way, how do you stop this?!?!) However, I also noticed one of the baby chickens which is like 8 weeks old now, she tried to jump up on the top roost by herself next to the rooster, and the ROOSTER pecked her down! I thought they were supposed to keep the peace between all the hens. Why would he be doing this? (I'm pretty sure he's a Barren Rock. if it's relevant, he is very scared, has never tried to attack me, and usually lets the hens eat food he finds when free ranging. I saw him mount a few of the hens today, which was quite awkward, though normal. How long til they all work things out and roost together? They all hang out together when they free range, but they still have this bossy hen who seems to exclude them all. Thanks.