Hi: I have two small coops. One is 6X3 another 5X4. The first holds 3 pullets (1 NHR and 2 RIR), the other 4 birds (3 RIR and 1 NHR). The most aggressive bird of all seven is in the 6x3 coop with just two others. She just started laying last Thursday. The NHR in that pen also just started laying yesterday, Sunday. Problem: The dominant bird really has aggression toward this NHR. She is often driven out of the coop as soon as the NHR enters. I am amazed that the NHR could even get into the nest box this am to do her duty. She is not constantly terrorized but she is clearly intimated now in the RIRs presence. In winter these birds will be shut up in here most of the time--in cold MA. This coop is a bit more confined than the other, and I don't like the idea of the aggression that could go on. I am also concerned about negative impact on egg laying. My proposed solution: Either get some hot pick to spray on the inferior bird--but that's no solution, really OR, simply move the aggressive bird to the other, larger coop. And bring the other NHR from the 5x4 coop, who is compatible with the inferior NHR, into this smaller coop. Follow me???I am seriously considering doing this. But if I move the aggressive RIR to the other coop, will that screw up her laying? I am sure she can find the nest box just fine. If I just swap this RIR with the other NHR I think that can work. This is what I think will be the positive result: The inferior NHR won't be intimidated out of the coop and will therefore have easy access to the nest box. The aggressive RIR will have more room, will be with other RIRs (she seems to dislike the NHRs, actually) who will keep her more in line. She will still rule the coop for sure. But she also will be able to find the nestbox in this coop. I should add that this tough RIR used to live in this coop until 6 weeks ago, so it won't be totally foreign to her. Any thoughts??