For those like myself who pride themselves in chicken rearing and taking the best care of your flock when it comes down to making the tough decision to put down one of your birds it becomes somewhat unnerving to finally break down and do the deed. You want to make sure your flock is at peak performance and health and no we cannot solve every issue that arises within the scope of their community but this week was all I could handle. We had a Delaware pullet that would terrorize the other girls while laying their eggs, she would constantly jump up and down and move into each and every box removing the other girls by pecking them or whatever she wanted to do to get them to move out and then jump back down from the nesting boxes and back up and do it again over and over all the while screaming. I have for weeks now tried to break her from the necessity of bullying the other girls, I've separated her and put her into another pen inside the coop but to no avail. So against all my efforts to talk myself out from removing her from the flock I had to do this for the health of the other girls who did not deserve such treatment and culled her. This is not anything I'd ever thought I could or would need to but I finally could not take the thought of what the others had to deal with while trying to lay their eggs and the stress they were under. I make these comments for the ones who have had to make these decisions before and for those who may in the future, it was emotionally tough to do and I feel sympathy for those who have dealt with before and for those who will in the future.