Question: Is it possible for me to establish myself as the dominant hen? I posted a question yesterday about my BR's being "Mean Girls" to my other girls. The only response I received was to separate them which I can't do due to the size of my yard and coop situation. So I was wondering if I established myself as the dominant hen by pulling feathers on the girls that are being so mean, if that would stop their nasty behavior? Tonight when I went out to check on them I pulled feathers (didn't actually pull them out only tugged hard enough to get their attention). Has anyone tried this? I also decided to turn off the light I was keeping in there. I am thinking that the other four don't have anywhere to go because they won't venture into the run because it's dark so they are stuck having to be abused. They don't do this in the dark so the light is off for now. Anyone try pinless peepers? Any thoughts?