I had to laugh last night as I put the chicks to bed, the new ones for the first time in the roost. I had kept my Speckled Sussex separate from my OEG's in a run of their own, but last night I let them all roost together. I have only one mature hen, an OEG who has been Mamma Hen for the longest. In the roost she was pecking and hollerin' at any bird that would get near her, even her own little cockerel! You could tell she was truly "ruling the roost!" I never heard so much carrying on as when the younger OEG's would try to snuggle up next to her. She was next to the OEG rooster on the top roost and would not let anyone near her, and all the younguns terrorized lol. Finally, what really made me laugh, was the SS's, who are only 8 weeks, entered and just proceeded to take their place where they pleased, totally unfazed my Mad Mamma's rants and raves. SHe would squawk and peck and they all just ignored her and took their place where they pleased. One just popped up and snuggled up under the wing of Daddy Roo, much to Mamma's great indignation! IT was too funny to see! Gotta love these chickens!