I've seen posts about mean roosters, but what about a mean hen? Can I copy the same techniques? If it matters, my mean hen is not the "lead" hen. It's a different hen from the one who calls danger and who the other hens imitate. The mean hen is just a bully - she chases the other hens away from food, chases and picks on the smallest hen, and pecks at me. So far she hasn't "won" any battles with me - when I know I have to handle her I always do it with a towel so I can cover her head and keep that beak away from me. She got her head loose and landed a good peck on me yesterday when I was clipping her wings. OUCH! It's all bruised and sore now. But I didn't let go, just covered her head and kept clipping. (No, I wasn't hurting her or drawing blood.) Now I find myself hesitating when she is near something that I need to pick up (the water bowl, for instance). I don't want to live like that. I would consider culling her, but I only have a flock of four, so the loss of one would be significant. If I could tame her or change her ways that would be preferable. Tips are welcome!