My Lil' Bit, half blind and the runt to boot, has finished her molt and she's something to see! She's feathered out beautifully and now has foot feathers to rival my rooster's. She's having to learn to walk all over again to keep from tripping over them. Anyhow, she was always the picked on one. My roo favors her for companionship, but not for mating. I haven't seen him mate her in months, but he does favor her with the best treats and tolerates her endless preening of his feathers. He has another girl that he mates constantly. So today I noticed Lil' Bit being the one to pick on others. One hen dared to enter the coop when Lil' Bit was in there eating and LB had a fit. She chased the other hen out and there was squawking and actual foot stomping involved. Little late for her to decide to step up isn't it?