It's cold here now and the other three seem to be snuggling in for th night together leaving the little one alone. There's plenty of bedding to keep them all warm and it's off the ground. After the last two nights finding the three ontop of each other snuggled and warm, I'm getting more concerned about the runt. She's eating but she won't come out the coop. She was on the floor tonight on her own just standing there so I've lifted her into bed. She tries to join the other girls but they don't seem happy about that. I dont think there's been any plucking or pecking but it's hard to tell as the poor thing looked ready for packaging when I got her....some feather now returning but still a while to go before full coverage.
What shall I do? Just let them get on with it? Keeping an eye on her progress?
I'm getting two or three eggs a day but yesterday fond they had destroyed one egg but left the other. Could that have been her egg?
I never knew chicks could be so cruel to each other!!
All suggestions welcome!