I have four hens and I'm noticing some odd roosting behavior out of them. They have an indoor roost (used to have an outdoor one as well, which they preferred, but I took it out last winter) that has room for at least 4 or 5 hens, but it looks like only two of them are using it: the Barred Rock, who is smashed into a corner, and the Gold-laced Wyandotte, who is the mean bird that pecks. The other two are choosing to sleep either in nesting boxes (as they are tonight), or I've come out in the morning to find them huddled together on the ramp leading to the run. My initial suspicion is that the Gold-laced Wyandotte is bullying the other girls, but that the Barred Rock, who is the oldest one in the group, isn't as susceptible to her bullying. What do you think? Does this theory hold water? Related questions: Is the fact that two hens aren't allowed on the roost an actual problem, or is that just me being a bleeding heart who worries too much about fairness? And what if I get rid of the gold-laced Wyandotte? I've been thinking I only need three chickens and I don't like her after she pecked my hand, so I've been thinking about rehoming her for a while now. I've just been too lazy to do it. If I do, is that likely to solve the problem, or will it throw the flock order into upheaval and create bigger problems?