Well that's a lesson she won't soon forget!!The Kaboom!
All was calm on the chicken front. The big girls calmly asked to be let in & out of the big coop. The New 'Uns watched this with increasing interest. They passed each other as silent ships in the night.
This all came to an abrupt end @ 3.30 pm.
At 3pm I set out the feed tubs. Most of my big girls congregated under the coop in the sand pit. Lottie, yes, Little Lottie, stood guard over the 3 other big feed tubs repelling all boarders. Fair enough. She was enjoying herself & her pecks never connected. All the new girls gave her the deference her little Wyandotte heart craved.
Things were pottering along fairly peacefully apart from Morrigu who was pacing the wire & screaming. This is not unusual for Campines so I wasn't paying much attention. Then everything went quiet. The next thing Soda exploded from her nesting box & launched the most vicious chicken attack I have ever seen. Morrigu was being held down flat while Soda ripped out neck feathers. They tumbled down the 1st step, Soda screaming. Morrigu slithered away & dropped an egg @ my feet.
Oops. Do not try to lay in the Top Chook's nesting box. She gets really, really upset.
PS Everything promptly returned to normal straight after & has stayed that way.