I need the chicken whisperer. My one 21-week-old EE has always been yappy, but lately she started this incessant and loud bwaaaaaak bwaaaak-ing, which is enough to make me want to . She is also making a little nests in the shavings and sitting there by herself. I went to pet her to see if she was doing "the squat," and she did everything people say except her tail was down (I guess she's just not that into me ). All of a sudden, the bird at the bottom of the pecking order, a 21-week-old BO ran in and pecked a couple of feathers right out of her neck. I was . The aggressor was the runt and has never been aggressive towards any of the birds. A little later, the EE was nesting and the BO went after her again! Both times, the EE did a face-off with the BO and the little BO quickly backed down and ran into her hiding place. So what the heck is going on?