We have two new hens and one has emerged as the bossiest hen I have ever seen in my life! We named her Frieda Caldo. For those who don't know, caldo is Spanish for broth. I chose that name as a thinly veiled threat to remind her she is one step away from the soup pot should she chose to continue to refuse to lay eggs but I digress. Frieda Caldo is MEAN. She bosses everything and everybody but me around. My poor duck is terrified of her. The other hens scatter when she comes near and she steals every treat I toss out to them. I swear she spends half her time time watching everyone else and the minute they find a juicy bug or a piece of bread here she comes. The drop it and run. And yup, Frielda eats it. Clearly she is the top hen but is it natural for the top hen to be such a dictator? I am seriously feeling bad for my duck. He seems to catch the brunt of Frieda's wrath. Advice anyone or do I just chalk it up to normal chicken behavior? Also, can I just add Frieda is smaller than everyone else with one ridiculous feather sticking up for a tail? If *I* were a chicken, I would be laughing my feathers off at her rather than running for cover.