So since I removed 4 hens from my flock, the two Red Stars have taken charge. They're being mean and hateful to the pullets. Yesterday I needed to clean the pool for the ducks, so I put them out the front door to forage in the "buffer" area between the coop and yard that we fenced off. Let the chickens out too. There go the red hens, chasing around my little Golden pullet. Who is a flighty little hen, but has learned that I offer protection if she stays near me. Has done wonders for her flightiness around me. Anyways, the ducks are hanging with them, and one of the hens went for a duck. The ducks are about 5 weeks old now, maybe 6. That duck, snaked it's head around and nailed that hen right in the neck! She jumped back, not expecting it. She made the "fight" face and fluffed her feathers up, and that duck (a female) charged her and "ducked" her with beak nibbles until she ran off. Never seen anything like it! But the 3 pullets hang with the ducks now during free range time, and the two red hens stay a way back now. Good for the ducks!