PLS SEE UPDATE IN POST #8 I'm afraid my Black Star pullet Markena who laid first is turning into a bully. She is not the largest of the 5 but I've seen her go at the larger Delawares, the other Black Star (most immature of the bunch) as well as the Houdan who are both about her size. Up till now no bloodshed has resulted, just some fluffed feathers & squawking. This morning I noticed some cuts on the comb & wattles of one of the Delawares. Bites? I am giving Markena the benefit of the doubt since they are new to spending the day outside the coop in their newly-fenced yard & the cuts may have come from investigating the poultry wire or foliage or whatever. But when I saw Markena start to go for my Delaware Salad I did what you guys describe for taming a roo: picked her up and carried her for a while. Will this let her know I won't tolerate bullying? Will she settle down once she establishes herself as Queen of the Flock? Is there another way to give a chicken a Timeout?