I resigned myself to the fact a few days ago that I had a witch of a hen. Deal with it, I told myself, turn your head and know they are just chickens doing what they do..... Is this what they do? Attack the others all day long, every day?? Relentlessly?? Never ending?? I will admit I went in to this as a new chicken person, little knowledge, but love animals and thought I could do it. I still feel I can do it, but am so stressed over my hens being tortured in my opinion. I know many on here have had many worse bloody incidents, but my poor hens are so scared, and live in fear, and the main culprit is now teaching another to join in! Is this what chcikens do? Tonight I had 3 hens being pecked so bad, just trying to get onto the roost....they huddle in the corner afraid to make a move for fear of the wrath of a beak in their eye, or head, and 2 are going at it from both sides. Is this what chickens do??? Not sure if it is, that I then, am cut out to be a chicken owner....... Today as I brought lettuce, strawberry tops, and blueberries to them, had to have 2 suet baskets to prevent total full blown attacks, the main culrpit had an entire basket to herself, and the other 6 were on the other one. One hen walked by her, not even that close and she grabbed her comb, and pushed her head to the ground, and the hen decided it was best this time not to fight, as if they do she just shakes them relentlessly until they break free, screaming the entire time.... Is this what chickens do?? This is not enjoyable to see. Not enjoyable to be around. I know again, many may say that they are not here to entertain me, I get that,but is this what is normal and I am just a city girl, trying to get some farm fresh eggs and need to put my big girl boots on and deal with it??? I didn't go out much today because of the heat, only to keep them watered and see how they were dealing with the heat. Each time the main culprit was attacking the other hens. So in the hours I was inside, what was she doing? How many times is considered okay!? I want to rescue my 5 hens, and let them live in peace, not fear, and the other one maybe if she can also tame back down, but am so afraid that the one hen is teaching the other one to be just as mean. Is this what chickens do??? I am at wits end, and if this is what takes place in your daily lives, as chicken owners, then I am a wimp, and will always be a city girl. The other 5 hens, if they walk in the coop to get some food or water, and she comes in, fear sets in,and they run like a racoon is present. She traps them in the corner and pecks and grabs on to whatever she can and shakes them, the entire tiem they scream....I have tried 2 feeders, 2 waterers, and it doesn't matter what, she goes at them. I ended up removing the suet baskets today due to the abuse my hens were receiving. Felt bad that I wanted to give them some healthy treats, and they get bitten, pecked, and stomped on, just trying to emjoy them. Is this what chickens do???