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I have been researching multiple sites regarding a concern with one of the girls and am hoping someone on here can help me. I have 6 hens that I have had for almost two years now. One, General, takes on the roll of a watchdog while the others explore. She will let all the others eat greens etc before her. I have tried tossing pieces separately and she won't take them. My concern is that her comb is quite a bit paler and she sleeps alone at the bottom of the co-op while the others share a roost. She eats,drinks and explores with the others but seems like the outcast. I know the pecking order is natural but worry about her comb and sleeping alone in the cold Michigan winter.