Okay, I have eight hens and one roo. My roo was the youngest and the runt in the flock. Everyone in the flock has unanimously voted him the "bottom" of the pecking order. My BA does all the pecking and bullying. Everyone else is just in the middle, or so I thought. I have a BA/Cochin mix that has gone broody on me AGAIN Today I picked her up off the nest box and put her out in the run to get her moving around. She scratched a bit then ran back in the coop, mounted a few of the girls pecked the bully/BA (who quickly got out of her way) and went back to her nest box(empty). My sissy roo walks up and squishes himself in with her and she lets him. So, she's top bird while she's hormonal? He's her buddy, because he's..... in touch with his feminine side? And, since my BA is normally top bird, I've excused her lack of laying eggs until I get a mature roo in there. So, if she's lost rank to my moody-broody, shouldn't she pay-up and lay me some eggs?